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23andMe Steps Back

By Abby Olena | December 6, 2013

The company announces that it will stop offering health interpretations of personal genetic data.


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23andMe Now Facing Lawsuit

By Kerry Grens | December 4, 2013

Shortly after getting in trouble with the Food and Drug Administration, the personal genetic testing company is slapped with a class action lawsuit.


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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.


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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.


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FDA Approves NGS Tests

By Tracy Vence | November 21, 2013

The agency has cleared marketing of four next-generation sequencing devices from Illumina.


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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.


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EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2013

The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.


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Influential Ecologist Dies

By Kate Yandell | September 24, 2013

Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.

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A Hair-Raising Solution?

By Dan Cossins | September 1, 2013

In the long-fought battle against baldness, researchers are finally identifying molecular pathways that can be manipulated to generate new hair follicles.

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