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The Price of DNA IDs

By Jef Akst | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars

By Brad Fenwick | September 4, 2013

Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics

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A New Way of Seeing

By M. Joan Dawson | September 1, 2013

Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.

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Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI

By M. Joan Dawson | September 1, 2013

In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2013

Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!, and The Sports Gene

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Out of Sync

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2013

September 2013's selection of notable quotes

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Mind the Clock

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.

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Eat Less and Live Longer?

By Debamita Chatterjee | August 13, 2013

Mice on a low-calorie diet harbor a distinct population of gut microorganisms that helps prolong life.

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Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice

By Dorion Sagan | August 1, 2013

In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.

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