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    Sunday, October 31st, 2010

    US Government Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible For Patents

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    In a historic reversal of a longstanding and controversial policy, the U.S. Government has just filed a legal brief saying that genes should not be […]



    Sunday, October 31st, 2010

    Evolutionary Biologist Leigh Van Valen Has Died

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    Leigh Van Valen, the fascinating evolutionary biologist who proposed that HeLa cells had evolved into their own species and were no longer human, has died. […]



    Thursday, October 7th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Named as Finalist for Two Book Awards

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    This just in:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been named as a finalist for the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, which celebrates medicine […]



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