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New Catalog of Human Gut Microbes

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 9, 2014

An updated analysis of the gut microbiome extends the list of known bacterial genes to 9.8 million. 

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Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions

By Menno Schilthuizen | July 1, 2014

In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2014

Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love

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Going Beyond the Lab

By Dean Hamer | July 1, 2014

Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.

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Sex and Drugs

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2014

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?

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Speaking of Sex

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2014

July 2014's selection of notable quotes

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The Sooner, The Better

By Nicholette Zeliadt | July 1, 2014

New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.

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To Study Unfettered

By Michael Bailey | July 1, 2014

Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.

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Mobile Microbiome

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 26, 2014

Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands. 

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The Wound Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | June 23, 2014

Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.

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