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Sex Differences in the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.


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Biotech Stocks Take a Hit

By Kerry Grens | September 30, 2015

Some say the biotech bubble has burst over concerns that drug prices are too high—and may soon be regulated.

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Treating Toxoplasmosis

By Jef Akst | September 25, 2015

While one company hikes the price of an old drug to treat the parasitic infection, academic researchers report that an approved blood pressure medication could be just what the doctor ordered.


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New Scripps Research Institute Leadership

By Jef Akst | September 20, 2015

The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.


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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.


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Q&A: Placental Ponderings

By Christopher Coe | August 27, 2015

Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.


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A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.


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By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.


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