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Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

Raphael Weldon’s critiques of Mendelian principles were 100 years ahead of his time.

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Scientific Literacy Redefined

By Cynthia Brandenburg | February 1, 2016

Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

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The Importance of Plant Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

Meet February profilee Natasha Raikel and hear her explain why studying plant genetics is crucial.

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Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37

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Surrogate Genes Enable Reproduction

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 28, 2016

Increasing the expression of two genes from non-Y chromosomes restores spermatogenesis in male mice that lack Y chromosomes.

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Schizophrenia and the Synapse

By Ruth Williams | January 27, 2016

Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.

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AAUP Champion Dies

By Jef Akst | January 26, 2016

Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 

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More CRISPR Improvements

By Jef Akst | January 25, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, boost the CRISPR/Cas9 system’s gene-editing success rate in short pieces of DNA.

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Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2016

Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 

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