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More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.

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23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers

By Kerry Grens | July 14, 2016

Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.

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Considering Gene Editing

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration

By Tracy Vence | July 11, 2016

Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.

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A New Role for Marine Archaea

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2016

The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.

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Archaea’s Role in Carbon Cycle

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Bathyarchaeota undergo acetogenesis, generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin

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Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton amino acid uptake

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Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.

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