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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2015

Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.

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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

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

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Family Ties

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2015

There’s more to inheritance than genes.

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Self Correction

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

What to do when you realize your publication is fatally flawed

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Sneeze O'Clock

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

Is a nasal circadian clock to blame for allergy symptoms flaring up in the morning?

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2015

December 2015's selection of notable quotes

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The Unregulation of Biotech Crops

By Kerry Grens | November 25, 2015

Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.

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Pumpkins Saved By People?

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2015

Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 

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Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution

By Bob Grant | November 24, 2015

New clues from ancient DNA reveal the remarkable effect of agriculture on adaptation in Stone Age humans who lived across Europe.

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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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