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One downside of our office's mandatory winter break is the fact that it's just not possible to give all the cool research coming out around …

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While trolling Google Reader yesterday, I spied something in the Knight Science Journalism Tracker (powered mainly by well-known science writer Charlie Petit) that hit a …

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From Science Insider today comes an announcement of a newly minted effort to sequence 10,000 vertebrate genomes. The Genome 10K Project aims to create a …

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The combined annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the New Horizons in Science conference (sponsored by the Council for the Advancement …

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I wrote below about the unusual number of women recognized during the 2009 Nobel Prizes. Since then, another woman , Elinor Ostrom, PhD, shared the …

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Stanford stem cell researcher Irving Weissman, MD, recently assumed the presidency of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Writing for Nature Reports Stem Cells, …

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the debate swirling around Francis Collins' nomination as NIH director. Some people expressed concerns that Collins' status as …

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I realized a long time ago that there's a downside to someone like me - a complete hypochondriac - covering the cancer beat at a …

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