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Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study
Avoiding inbreeding appears to be the exception rather than the norm for animals, according to a new meta-analysis of experimental studies.
Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study
Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study

Avoiding inbreeding appears to be the exception rather than the norm for animals, according to a new meta-analysis of experimental studies.

Avoiding inbreeding appears to be the exception rather than the norm for animals, according to a new meta-analysis of experimental studies.

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High Risk of Bias in Early COVID-19 Studies: Meta-Analysis
Max Kozlov | Jan 14, 2021 | 5 min read
Few peer-reviewed clinical papers on the pandemic contained original data, and many of those that did had poor experimental design.
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A meta-analysis of more than 80 studies from the past four decades finds weak evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
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Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Increases Anaphylaxis Risk: Study
Kerry Grens | Apr 26, 2019 | 2 min read
Although the oral treatment seems to work, an analysis of the results from 12 clinical trials finds kids who got an immunotherapy have a greater rate of serious reactions.
Climate Change Could Shift Timing of Species’ Interactions
Ashley Yeager | Apr 16, 2018 | 1 min read
The alterations have been greater under rapidly-climbing global temperatures, suggesting key ecological relationships could be disrupted in the future.
New Genetic Stroke-Risk Factors Identified
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2018 | 2 min read
Analysis of DNA samples from more than 520,000 people brings the number of known stroke-risk loci to 32. 
Smarty Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017 | 2 min read
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened
Karen Zusi | Oct 6, 2015 | 2 min read
A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.
Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature
Ramon Felciano | Apr 28, 2014 | 4 min read
With scientific budgets eroding, the biomedical community needs to get more return from the data it has already generated.
Exaggeration Nation
Kerry Grens | Aug 27, 2013 | 2 min read
A new study finds behavioral researchers in the U.S. are prone to reporting extreme results.
Lost in Translation
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2013 | 3 min read
Failure to translate preclinical research to humans may be due in part to biased reporting.
Data Diving
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2012 | 10+ min read
What lies untapped beneath the surface of published clinical trial analyses could rock the world of independent review.
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