This model of a molar shows color-coded barium banding patterns that reveal weaning age. Ian Harrowell, Christine Austin, Manish Arora/Harvard School of Public Health hide caption

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Scientific Tooth Fairies Investigate Neanderthal Breast-Feeding

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Fungi (cyan) surround a human hair within the skin. A study in the journal Nature shows the population of fungi on human skin is more diverse that previously thought. Alex Valm, Ph.D. hide caption

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Research Reveals Yeasty Beasts Living On Our Skin

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Nanoflowers, each smaller than the thickness of a dollar bill, sprout up spontaneously on a surface dipped in salts and silicon. Courtesy of Wim Noorduin/Harvard University hide caption

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After President Obama overturned Bush-era policy restricting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research in 2009, Nebraska Right to Life led a protest of the research outside the University of Nebraska regents' meeting. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

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Human embryos grow in a petri dish two days after scientists in Oregon cloned them from a donor's skin cell. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohsunews/8726915230/in/photostream//Courtesy of OHSU Photos hide caption

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A scientist removes the nucleus from a human egg using a pipette. This is the first step to making personalized embryonic stem cells. Courtesy of OHSU Photos hide caption

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Scientists Clone Human Embryos To Make Stem Cells

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How Can Identical Twins Turn Out So Different?

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A miniature ninja throwing star or a surgical device? The microgripper, shown here coming out of a catheter tube, is activated by body heat. The sharp appendages fold up when the device warms up. Evin Gultepe, Gracias Lab, Johns Hopkins University. hide caption

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In this Jan. 18 photo provided by the NYU Langone Medical Center, a technician examines mice to determine their health at the hospital's complex in New York. New York University/AP hide caption

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A Tale Of Mice And Medical Research, Wiped Out By A Superstorm

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Musician Jake Orrall performs onstage at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 14. Temporary hearing loss following concerts and other loud events may protect our ears from more permanent damage. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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