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Cannibalism: Not That Weird

By | February 1, 2017

Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.

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Week in Review: January 23–27

By | January 30, 2017

Chimeric embryos, organs; restrictions on marijuana research; toward temperature-independent vaccine storage; broadly neutralizing antibodies show promise for HIV treatment, prevention; Trump’s first week in office affects scientists; final three WHO Director-General candidates selected

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Week in Review: January 16–20

By | January 23, 2017

Preprint editors; why cancer studies are hard to replicate; predicting new protein structures; toward a virus-free polio vaccine; Obama’s science legacy; defending tenure

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Week in Review: January 9–13

By | January 13, 2017

Assessing marijuana research; epigenetics and genetic ancestry; producing stem cells with extra-embryonic potential; aging-related changes in glial cell gene expression; plant-soil feedback

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Week in Review: January 2–6

By | January 9, 2017

Preprints in grant applications; how hummingbirds sense movement while hovering; fibril formations and Alzheimer’s disease; NIH issues peanut allergy guidelines; a new organ?

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Week in Review: December 26-30

By | January 3, 2017

More anti-CRISPRs; Neanderthal genes in modern humans; a major diabetes retraction; how a dinosaur species lost its teeth; interviews with PLOS and r/science

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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | January 1, 2017

Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more

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Week in Review: December 19–23

By | December 23, 2016

More CRISPR enzymes found; exome study reveals novel disease associations; Ebola vaccine success; pregnancy-related brain changes; Year in Review

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Speaking of Science: 2016

By | December 19, 2016

Selected quotes from an eventful year

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