Mary-Claire King says obscurity gave her the freedom to spend years looking for breast cancer genes. Mary Levin/University of Washington hide caption

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How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

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The research team used yeast chromosome No. 3 as the model for their biochemical stitchery. Pins and white diamonds in the illustration represent "designer changes" not found in the usual No. 3; yellow stretches represent deletions. Lucy Reading-Ikkanda hide caption

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Custom Chromo: First Yeast Chromosome Built From Scratch

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Researchers say intervention in early childhood may help the developing brain compensate by rewiring to work around the trouble spots. iStockphoto hide caption

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

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Air Force Academy Squadrons Test Peer-Effect Assumptions

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Many people like these Tibetans in Qinghai, China, rely on indoor stoves for heating and cooking. That causes serious health problems. Courtesy of One Earth Designs hide caption

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New Test Improves Detection Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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Men are more likely to get venture capitalist support than women, and a new study found that attractive males get even more points — from both genders. iStockphoto hide caption

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Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

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Does Diversity On Research Team Improve Quality Of Science?

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Your schnoz deserves more respect. epSos .de/Flickr hide caption

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Never Mind Eyesight, Your Nose Knows Much More

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The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

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The rupture of a weakened portion of blood vessel (the dark blue spot in this brain scan of a 68-year-old woman) can prompt bleeding and death of brain tissue — a stroke. Simon Fraser/Science Source hide caption

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