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Genome Digest

By Abby Olena | January 8, 2014

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

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2014

January 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Herding Cats

By Abby Olena | December 17, 2013

Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.

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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.

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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Microbial Terroir

By Abby Olena | November 26, 2013

Researchers show that microbes on the surface and stems of wine grapes are nonrandomly associated with the plant’s variety and geographic region.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.

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Genome Digest

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

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

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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.

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