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February 27, 2015 — Broader Impacts in NSF's Division of Environmental Biology Leave Hope for Improvement

Since 1997, researchers applying for grant funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) have been asked to give an account of the broader societal effects of their proposed research. The Broader Impacts Criterion was intended as a supplement to the...

January 30, 2015 — Next-Generation Sequencing Offers Insight into How Species Adapt to Climate Change

Environmental scientists have a new tool for studying the responses of species to climate change. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made it possible to analyze enormous numbers of short pieces of DNA very quickly, and this technology is already revolutionizing the...

December 17, 2014 — Contrasting Views of Kin Selection Assessed

In an article to be published in the January issue of BioScience, two philosophers tackle one of the most divisive arguments in modern biology: the value of the theory of "kin selection." Kin selection is the idea that because genes...

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