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Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
John D. Loike | Dec 12, 2018
The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 11, 2018
Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.
Scientists Don’t Stay for Long in Their Jobs Anymore: Study
Scientists Don’t Stay for Long in Their Jobs Anymore: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 11, 2018
Plus, more scientists nowadays spend their entire careers in supporting roles, rather than leading their own research programs.
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 10, 2018
Two NIH-run labs are affected, including one that seeks to cure HIV.
<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s 2018 Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2018 Gift Guide
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 10, 2018
The weather outside is frightful, but these sciency gifts are delightful.
Effects of Antidepressants Span Three Generations in Fish
Effects of Antidepressants Span Three Generations in Fish
Diana Kwon | Dec 10, 2018
Fluoxetine dampened stress responses in zebrafish embryos exposed to the drug—and their descendants.
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2018
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 7, 2018
When researchers removed the reproductive organ, female rats had more difficulty solving a water maze.
&ldquo;Co-op&rdquo; Lets Users Barter DNA and Health Information for Shares
“Co-op” Lets Users Barter DNA and Health Information for Shares
Shawna Williams | Dec 7, 2018
LunaDNA receives Securities and Exchange Commission approval to treat the data as currency.