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Climate change driving diversity in seal population

Kevin Schultz | 
Although climate change continues to stir up opportunities and challenges for animals across the world, new research published today in Nature shows the ups and ...

Are environmental pollutants causing heritable disease?

W. Wayt Gibbs | 
Michael Skinner, a professor of biology at Washington State University, ignited a firestorm of debate in 2005 when he and ...

Measuring change in adult brains

Gary Stix | 
Popular neuroscience books have made much in recent years of the possibility that the adult brain is capable of restoring ...

Epigenetic damage affects humans too says Washington State biologist

W. Wayt Gibbs | 
Michael Skinner, a professor of biology at Washington State University, ignited a firestorm of debate in 2005 when he and ...
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Mom’s pregnancy diet affects her children and grandchildren

Dina Fine Maron | 
What mom eats during pregnancy dramatically influences not only the health of her kids but future generations as well. That’s ...

Developmental brain gene protects against Alzheimer’s disease

Esther Hsieh | 
More than five million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease. Scientists at Harvard Medical School and their colleagues have ...

Gene-specific cancer treatment is common, but there are still some kinks

Lauren Gravitz | 
Elaine Mardis and her colleagues first encountered 39-year-old Lucy (not her real name) in 2010 at the Genome Institute at ...

How cells stick together when it’s needed, pull apart when not

Ben Fogelson | 
When I was nine, biology gave me my first existential crisis. If I am built out of trillions of tiny ...
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Rejection of cheese as ‘dangerous’ shows why fanatical anti-GMO groups are like homeopaths

Kevin Bonham | 
Would opponents of GMO technology object to eating cheese made with chymosin from genetically engineered microbes? Avoiding it might be ...

Plant scientist Pamela Ronald developing GMO bananas that could save millions of lives

Kevin Bonham | 
Bananas are delicious. But bananas aren’t just some tasty delicacy, they’re actually a staple crop for millions of people, just ...

Gene variations cause spiny sea bass to look dramatically different as babies and adults

Jennifer Frazer | 
Among divers and marine biologists, it’s common knowledge that ocean fish lead double lives. Like birds and butterflies, their young ...
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Scientific American blogger invokes KKK to try to discredit Wade’s “race” book

Eric Michael Johnson | 
Old middle school trick: Instead of calling someone a name, ‘stupid’ for example, just say his ideas are stupid and ...

Sharks’ immune system proteins may help treat and diagnose cancer

Josh Fischman | 
Sharks and humans last shared a common fishy ancestor about 500 million years ago. Ever since, the two lineages have ...

Bacteria in lungs may protect humans from developing asthma

Cynthia Graber | 
Human cells are outnumbered ten-to-one by the microbes that thrive in and on us. Now a study finds that the ...

Challenges to sequencing microbiomes: sample collection is the easy part

Tami Lieberman | 
I have fun thinking about the few pounds of bacteria in and on my body— which bacteria live there, how ...
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Scientific American: ‘Environmentalists’ have opposed genetically improving crops as ‘unnatural’ for a century

Pamela Ronald | 
The May 2014 issue of Scientific American, called Scientific American Classics, looks at "The Birth of the GMO Debate." It ...

New media group Vox stands up to GMO ‘test’

Kevin Bonham | 
Vox.com is a new news site that aims to do things a bit differently. Led by Ezra Klein, formerly of ...

New indie film takes on designer babies

Joanne Manaster | 
The most recent Pew survey released last week, US Views of Technology and the Future, is an in-depth look at ...

Genetic chimeras everyday realities, not just science fiction fodder

S.E. Gould | 
For years now the concept of a “genetic chimera” has sparked the imagination of writers: the idea that an individual ...

New synthetic genes for human favorite baker’s yeast

David Biello | 
The humble baker's yeast has been enlisted to serve the needs of humanity, responsible for beer, wine and bread, among ...

Vitamin A enhanced Golden Rice opponents should be held accountable for health problems

David Ropeik | 
By 2002, Golden Rice was technically ready to go. Animal testing had found no health risks. Syngenta, which had figured out how ...

EteRNA: a game to design RNA shapes

By playing EteRNA, citizen scientists participate in creating the first large-scale library of synthetic RNA designs. EteRNA Challenge Puzzles ask ...
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Elephant intellect: Genius in the largest brain on land

Ferris Jabr | 
Scientists are finally probing the elephant brain to find out how cooperative problem solving, tool use, and even self-awareness can ...

Blackout zones of missing DNA in the human genome map

Karen Miga | 
Since the initial release of the human genome over a decade ago, researchers have extensively studied areas, accounting for roughly ...

Middle schoolers say, “Of course GMOs are not harmful, but maybe…”

Kathleen Raven | 
History laughs at the losing teams whose scientific theories crumble under the weight of evidence. The Sun orbits the Earth ...

Fear of holes many be evolutionary

Allie Wilkinson | 
If the sight of Swiss cheese makes you melt or the thought of a honeycomb gets you buzzing, you may ...

Fused gene might increase lupis risk. Or not.

Jenni Laidman | 
It was a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup moment in genetic evolution: The end of one gene fused to the beginning ...

How will parents deal with fetal genome screening?

Dina Fine Maron | 
Today’s genetic technologies are not yet a crystal ball for seeing a child’s future, but doctors are closer than ever ...