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“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?

By Jenny Rood | March 17, 2015

Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.


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The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.


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23andMe Enters Drug Development

By Kerry Grens | March 12, 2015

The personal genomics firm announces plans to make medicines.


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Horizontal Gene Transfer a Hallmark of Animal Genomes?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | March 12, 2015

Foreign genes in animal genomes may be of bacterial or fungal origin, according to a new analysis.


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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By Alice Dreger | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | March 4, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Is Anatomy Destiny?

By Alice Dreger | March 1, 2015

Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.

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Reading Between the Pages

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.

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Rethinking Telomeres

By Kate Yandell | March 1, 2015

Not only do telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes, they also modulate gene expression over cells’ lifetimes.


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Slip Me Some Skin

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.


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