Sponges and Synapses?

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Neuroscience Research Institute have found clues to the origins of the human nervous system in the genome of the sea sponge, one of the oldest animals.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

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In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.