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Well-Brined Pork

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.

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Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 22, 2016

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Identifying Resilient Reefs

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

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Prominent Ecologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | June 16, 2016

Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.

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Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By Ruth Williams | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.

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Dog Domestication History Clarified

By Bob Grant | June 3, 2016

A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.

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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By Jef Akst | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.

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Building Gene Networks

By Richard A. Muscat | June 1, 2016

Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.

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Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.

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