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Female Anthropologists Harassed

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2013

A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.


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Review: Errors of the Human Body

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2013

This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.


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Sequencing Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 9, 2013

This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.

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Review: Gossamer Gallants

By Marlene Zuk | April 5, 2013

The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.


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Privacy and the HeLa Genome

By Kate Yandell | March 26, 2013

European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family.


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Atoms and Arias

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

A Portuguese professor explores the poisons and potions of opera.


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Revealing Genetic Risks

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.

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Snobby Scientists

By Edyta Zielinska | March 21, 2013

Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?


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Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic

By Richard Resnick | March 18, 2013

Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.


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La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril

By Graciela Flores | March 15, 2013

The sculptures of Mara G. Haseltine's new exhibition tell a tale of beautiful oceans ravaged by pollution.


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