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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By Edyta Zielinska | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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Sweet Potato Gets Funding

By Tia Ghose | November 23, 2011

Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By Tia Ghose | November 22, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Whales Saved From Highway Project

By Bob Grant | November 21, 2011

A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.

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Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89

By Edyta Zielinska | November 18, 2011

Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.

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Battle of the Sexes

By Hannah Waters | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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Infection Selection

By Ruth Williams | November 13, 2011

Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.

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Another Non-invasive Fetal Test

By Jef Akst | November 11, 2011

Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.

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A Smoke-Swirl of Birds

By Jef Akst | November 10, 2011

A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.

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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By Cristina Luiggi | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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