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Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing

By Kerry Grens | July 9, 2015

Expressing a gene for a component of the inner ear’s hair cells treated a form of genetic deafness.

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Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?

By Kerry Grens | July 8, 2015

A reanalysis calls into question a year-old claim that humans can decipher at least 1 trillion different scents.

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Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact

By Jerry A. Coyne | July 1, 2015

In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2015

July 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Staying Active in the Lab

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2015

Retiring as a professor, and even shutting down your own lab, doesn’t necessarily mean quitting research.

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The War Rages On

By Jerry A. Coyne | July 1, 2015

Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.

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Keeping Science Pubs Clean

By Jef Akst | June 29, 2015

Science releases new guidelines for research transparency, hoping to stem the tide of retractions and misconduct.

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New Human Brain Language Map

By Bob Grant | June 26, 2015

Researchers find that Wernicke’s area, thought to be the seat of language comprehension in the human brain for more than a century, is not.

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Week in Review: June 22–26

By Jef Akst | June 26, 2015

Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice

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