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Meet Your Newest Ancestor

A fossil of a shrewlike creature pushes back by 35 million years the day when mammals first nourished their young in the womb

October 29, 2011 — Anne-Marie Hodge

The Wipeout Gene

A new breed of genetically modified mosquitoes carries a gene that cripples its own offspring. They could crush native mosquito populations and block the spread of disease. And they are already in the air—though that's been a secret...

October 24, 2011 — Bijal P. Trivedi

Pathogen Genomics Has Become Dirt Cheap

Microbiologist Paul Keim at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 16 explained that sequencing a pathogen's genome has dropped in 10 years from $500,000 to as low as $10...

October 21, 2011
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