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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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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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Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots

By Bob Grant | November 19, 2015

The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.

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Supergene Explains Ruff Mating

By Jef Akst | November 18, 2015

Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.

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Incan Mummy Genome Sequenced

By Bob Grant | November 16, 2015

Researchers decode mitochondrial DNA from the 500-year-old remains of a native South American child, revealing a new line of maternal ancestors.

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