Several groups are working to bring back long-dead species, but these efforts could undo some hard-learned lessons, argues Ben Minteer.
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The week in science: Britain pledges to be more open about animal research; Stanford University axes coal-company investments; and Vermont passes GM-labelling law.
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A wave of anti-gay laws and homophobia in Africa is hampering efforts to study and curb the spread of HIV.
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The left-over radiation from the Big Bang has given up what may be its last great secret about the early Universe, but astronomers are determined to mine more from this primordial prize.
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‘Gargantuan gametes’ are oldest on record and have visible nuclei.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15218
Creature is first one found to have sex determined by RNA rather than proteins.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15221
‘Concordat’ commits universities, industry and funders to greater transparency.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15222
Drug that treats damage to the gut could help people undergoing radiation therapy for cancer — or victims of a terrorist attack.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15225
Chemical supplement extends longevity by about 50%.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15224
Clean-energy agency axed and major funding cuts hit the government's science agency, while biomedical research celebrates gains.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15232
Cooperation with the United States will end in 2020 as fallout of Ukraine crisis reaches space.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15228
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Wave of investment suggests drugs from body-dwelling bacteria are heading for the clinic.
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But more data are needed to indicate whether the slowing is a result of human-induced climate change.
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Accident at US repository highlights need for tougher safety monitoring, say experts.
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DNA isolated from 1,600-year-old fossilized stools suggests migration from the Andes.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15203
Conflicting measurements of particle's lifetime could point to exotic new physics.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15219
Analysis suggests dates of reported cosmic collision cannot explain North American extinctions.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15194
Rock isotopes and fossils suggest region already had high elevations before India collided with Asia.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15191