It began with a picture in a book and flourished with seeing a stuffed version of a passenger pigeon in a natural history museum, Ben Novak, then in his teens, was captivated by the extinct bird, writes Nathaniel Rich in the New York Times Magazine.
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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.
Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.
A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.
With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.