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RNAs regulate cell death

By Edyta Zielinska | July 5, 2011

Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.

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Digit ratio predicts penis length

By Jef Akst | July 5, 2011

In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By Cristina Luiggi | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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One Bad Apple

By Richard P. Grant | June 24, 2011

A unique virus and the worm it infects turn up in an orchard outside of Paris.

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New fungal hiding places

By Cristina Luiggi | June 23, 2011

Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.

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Criminal genes

By Cristina Luiggi | June 22, 2011

Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.

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UK scraps nationality DNA-testing

By Tia Ghose | June 20, 2011

The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.

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Regulating nanotechnology

By Edyta Zielinska | June 15, 2011

The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.

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The ghost of personalized medicine

By Bob Grant | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.

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