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Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Catherine Offord | Jun 12, 2018
Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.
Two Ebola Cases Confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | May 8, 2018
The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
Researchers initially set out to investigate the relationship between copper homeostasis and the rare Menkes disease, but they also found links to Parkinson’s.
A Devastating Diagnosis, a Viral Video, and a Clinical Trial
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
When the O’Neills learned that their daughter had Sanfilippo syndrome, a devastating rare disease, they created a GoFundMe campaign that raised $2 million in less than a year.
13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals Stories of Human History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 2, 2018
Crowdsourced data from Geni.com, which includes the actor Kevin Bacon, answers questions about marriage, migration, and more.
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 7, 2017
Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans.
Dolly’s Cloning Likely Didn’t Cause Premature Aging
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 24, 2017
A new analysis of Dolly’s skeleton suggests the cloned sheep’s arthritis did not lead to her death.
Mutation vs. Mutation
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2016
Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.
“Harmless” Oral Microbe Can Enable Pathogen
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 12, 2016
By making oxygen more available, a benign bacterium can provide better growth conditions for a virulent one, according to a study.
Another Eczema Gene Identified
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2013
Human variations in a gene that causes matted fur in mutant mice are tied to the skin malady.