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Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2018
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 23, 2018
The 90-year-old marine biologist won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his isolation of green fluorescent protein.
Drug Cocktail Slows Progress of Aggressive Breast Cancer
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 22, 2018
Checkpoint inhibition combined with chemotherapy gives patients with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer about two months more time without significant tumor growth, a study finds.
Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Stem Cell Clinics
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 19, 2018
The FTC, in its first crack down on the industry, gets two California companies selling unproven treatments to stop their false advertising and pay a fine.
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Oct 19, 2018
Diseases threaten the pride’s existence and wildlife experts recommend relocating some lions to a sanctuary, but Gujarat state has refused.
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ashley Yeager | Oct 19, 2018
Unlike other populations living at high altitude, Andeans didn’t rely on hypoxia-related genes.
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2018
It will be more than a year before the agency institutes or rejects the controversial changes proposed by former EPA head Scott Pruitt.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
CRISPR Reworked to Record a Cell’s Own Transcriptional Activity
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2018
Researchers create permanent DNA records directly from transient RNA transcripts within bacterial cells.
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Ashley Yeager | Oct 18, 2018
Combining data from the genetic testing techniques can guide patient care, scientists say.