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A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.

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The budget is smaller than what some researchers hoped for, and too high for at least one EU member state.

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Under a new policy, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will provide fewer grants to labs receiving more than $1 million in funds.

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The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.

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Government incentives, advances in technology, and an army of patient advocates have spun a successful market—but abuses of the system and exorbitant prices could cause a backlash.

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image: Infographic: Rare Disease by the Numbers

Infographic: Rare Disease by the Numbers

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

How rare conditions and research spending on them compare with more common diseases.

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image: EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids

EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids

By Diana Kwon | April 27, 2018

The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.

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image: Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 26, 2018

The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.

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Rather than getting a gene for its original function, a horizontal gene transfer provides the raw material for evolutionary innovation.

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Drug-free environments, such as a designated ward in a hospital, might reduce the strength of selection for resistance.

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