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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2016

Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth, and Cosmosapiens

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Zika Up Close

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 31, 2016

A detailed structure of the pathogen highlights its similarities to—and one major difference from—other flaviviruses. 

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How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains

By Tanya Lewis | March 30, 2016

Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.

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Wait to Conceive After Zika Infection: CDC

By Kerry Grens | March 29, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a series of recommendations to limit the pregnancy-related risks of the mosquito-borne virus.

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Zika Brought to Americas in 2013

By Kerry Grens | March 24, 2016

A new analysis places the virus’s arrival around one year earlier than previously estimated.

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Minimal Genome Created

By Ruth Williams | March 24, 2016

Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.

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New Test for Zika OKed

By Kerry Grens | March 22, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.

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Brains Before Brawn

By Bob Grant | March 16, 2016

A newly described horse-size relative of Tyrannosaurus rex may help settle the question of how massive carnivorous dinosaurs took shape throughout the eons.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | March 14, 2016

Virus found in breastmilk; another disease linked to Zika infection; some mosquitoes resistant to pesticide; genetically engineered–mosquito field trials could proceed

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Less Chewing, More Doing

By Catherine Offord | March 11, 2016

Food processing in early hominid populations might have played a key role in human evolution by increasing net energy uptake, researchers show.

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