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Oral History

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Researchers use DNA from ancient tooth tartar to chart changes in the bacterial communities that have lived in human mouths for 8,000 years.

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Best Places to Work Industry 2013

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2013

Our final survey of the life-science industry workplace highlights the companies—small and large, domestic and international—that are making their researchers feel valued and at home.

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It Takes a Village

By Beth Marie Mole | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.

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Behavior Brief

By Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Price Drop for Sequencing Slows

By Bob Grant | May 16, 2013

The cost of DNA sequencing has gotten more expensive for the first time since records have been kept.

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Opinion: Ethics Training in Science

By James Hicks | May 14, 2013

The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.

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Opinion: Remediating Misconduct

By James DuBois | May 14, 2013

Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?

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Ancient Appearances

By Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013

A new DNA assay developed by forensic scientists helps archaeologists reconstruct eye and hair color from old teeth and bones.

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IDing War Victims

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2013

Libyan scientists, soon to be trained in countries around the world, are undertaking a massive search mission to find missing loved ones among thousands of dead bodies, casualties of the country’s recent popular revolution.

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Italy Animal Lab Trashed

By Jef Akst | April 24, 2013

Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.

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