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Similar Data, Different Conclusions

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 23, 2016

By tweaking certain conditions of a long-running experiment on E. coli, scientists found that some bacteria could be prompted to express a mutant phenotype sooner, without the “generation of new genetic information.” The resulting debate—whether the data support evolutionary theory—is more about semantics than science.

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Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 18, 2016

Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.

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Chat With Charlie

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

See a preview of the app that lets you ask questions of a virtual Charles Darwin.

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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Fighting Back

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2016

Plants can’t run away from attackers, so they’ve evolved unique immune defenses to protect themselves.

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iDarwin

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

A synthetic interview with the father of evolutionary theory, now available as a smartphone app, teaches students and the public about the famed biologist.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

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The Fungi Within

By Mahmoud Ghannoum | February 1, 2016

Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.

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The Mycobiome

By Mahmoud Ghannoum | February 1, 2016

The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.

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Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37

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