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Passing the Torch

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2017

Looking back, looking forward

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The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.

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Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars

By Diana Kwon | December 1, 2017

High levels of radiation, among other health risks, challenge the future colonation of the Red Planet.

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New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.

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Search for Life on the Red Planet

By Diana Kwon | December 1, 2017

Growing evidence points to a once-habitable world—and recent findings suggest that life could exist on Mars today.

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Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 

By The Scientist Staff | November 28, 2017

Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 

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The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards. 

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Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

By Kerry Grens | November 27, 2017

Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.

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Editors Claim Censorship at a Public Health Journal

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2017

The editorial board at the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health accuses its publisher of promoting corporate interests.

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Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017

By Catherine Offord | November 15, 2017

China shows the biggest increase of any country in the number of scientists listed since last year, while cancer genomics emerges as one of the more dominant fields.

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