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Hidden Treasures in Junk DNA

What was once known as junk DNA turns out to hold hidden treasures, says computational biologist Ewan Birney

September 18, 2012 — Stephen S. Hall

Chemical BPA Linked to Obesity in Children

White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than peers with low levels of the chemical, according to new research

September 18, 2012 — Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News

Geo-Wiki Project

Help researchers improve the quality of global land-cover maps

September 18, 2012

A Call for Safer Drugs for Kids

Many of the medicines children take have never been proved safe and effective for them. A new law will help change that

September 14, 2012 — THE EDITORS

Is Wi-Fi Sniffing a Crime?

One court case found that wi-fi sniffing was okay, whereas a different case judged it to be illegal. Larry Greenemeier reports

September 13, 2012
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