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Fake News: Mars Edition, circa 1877

By Diana Kwon | January 1, 2018

Giovanni Schiaparelli’s maps of Mars sparked the belief that intelligent life exists on the planet.

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Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2016

Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.  

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Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR

By Catherine Offord | May 5, 2016

Researchers develop a technique to direct chromosome recombination with CRISPR/Cas9, allowing high-resolution genetic mapping of phenotypic traits in yeast.

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Mapping Zika with Google

By Catherine Offord | March 4, 2016

The tech giant contributes funding and technical support to monitor and respond to the spread of Zika infection across Latin America.

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Keep Off the Grass

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2016

Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.

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Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research

By Karen Zusi | September 16, 2015

This year’s honors go to researchers who mapped human populations, showed spots to cats, and offered children marshmallows to examine the kids’ patience and self-control.

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Outbreak Observatory

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 1, 2015

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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Maps for Disease

By Jef Akst | November 10, 2014

A collaboration between Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, and other organizations aims to map developing cities across the globe to improve disease response efforts.

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Metabolism Mapped

By Bob Grant | May 12, 2014

Researchers unveil the most comprehensive atlas of genes underlying human metabolic pathways, paving the way for improved understanding and treatment of metabolic diseases.

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Mapping Disease

By Ed Yong | April 29, 2013

Online tools could help to improve our patchy knowledge of the whereabouts of infectious diseases.

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