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Neural Target for Autism?

By Jef Akst | February 7, 2014

Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.


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Opinion: Confronting Creationism

By Ann Reid and Glenn Branch | February 7, 2014

Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.


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Researchers Read Fewer Papers

By Bob Grant | February 5, 2014

A new survey shows that scientists are perusing the literature less now than they have annually for 35 years.

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An Offensive Playbook

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2014

Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain


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Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology

By David P. Barash | February 1, 2014

In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.


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Meiosis Maven

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 1, 2014

Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.

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Self-Improvement Through the Ages

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.


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Unmasking Secret Identities

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2014

A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation


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New River Dolphin

By Abby Olena | January 27, 2014

DNA sequencing study reveals a new river dolphin species in South America.


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Fish of Many Colors

By Abby Olena | January 23, 2014

Researchers seek insight into the pigmentation patterns of guppies and zebrafish.


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