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Genes of 'extinct' Caribbean islanders found in living people

Science Magazine | February 19, 2018

“It’s a feat of working with tropical samples,” says Maria Nieves-Colón, a geneticist who studies ancient and modern Caribbean populations at the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity in Irapuato, Mexico, and at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Needles exchanges are on the rise across U.S. In Arizona, they're illegal (for now)

The Arizona Republic | February 19, 2018

“These programs work,” said James Hodge, a law professor at Arizona State University specializing in public health and ethics. “They do diminish various different drug-related issues and conditions. We’ve known this for decades.”

If we discover alien life, will humanity keep its cool?

Discover Magazine | February 16, 2018

That's the conclusion from Michael Varnum, a psychology professor at Arizona State University who is also part of the university's Interplanetary Initiative, a research group aimed at building a social framework for a future extraterrestrial society.

Tiny new medical robots can suffocate cancerous tumors - and they're 1000 times smaller than a human hair

Business Insider | February 15, 2018

A team of scientists from Arizona State University and The Chinese Academy of Sciences just figured out how to build a tiny, unfolding DNA jack-in-the-box style tumor attacker.

$100bn for every human? Space missions to explore gold and iron-rich asteroids

International Business Times | February 12, 2018

"This is an opportunity to explore a new type of world – not one of rock or ice, but of metal," Psyche Principal Investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University in Tempe, said, according to reports.

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