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A closer moon and ideal coastal conditions for tide pool formation may have started the evolutionary transition of tetrapods.

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Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer

By Ruth Williams | February 15, 2018

Stem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.

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Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 

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The Scientist on PBS News Hour

By The Scientist Staff | February 12, 2018

Ashley Yeager, TS associate editor, explains the possible ramifications of cutting the CDC's Prevention and Public Health Fund.

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Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

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New evidence supports the idea that a drop in concentrations of the disinfectant during the town’s water crisis caused several deaths and severe illness.

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An Enduring Partnership

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2018

Humanity would be nothing without plants. It’s high time we recognize their crucial role in sustaining life on Earth.

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Over the past seven years, Xiao-Long Lin has characterized nearly 70 new species of nonbiting midges and developed DNA barcodes to aid in future ecological surveys.

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Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.

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CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest

By Shawna Williams | January 31, 2018

Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.

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