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Science & Research

Gene swapping can cause adaptation

A study published last week in the journal Current Biology illustrates plants' ability to swap genes with one another, not just pass them on from parent to offspring. Brown evolutionary biologists, along with researchers at other universities, demonstrated that Alloteropsis grasses held the ability ...

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Student approval of Simmons rises

In the wake of her September announcement that she plans to step down at the end of this academic year, President Ruth Simmons remains a popular figure in the eyes of students. Her job approval rating among students increased from last semester's rating of 62.4 percent to 68.2 percent, according to ...

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U. awards $250,000 in bonuses this year

The University allocated $250,000 for employee bonuses and merit-based awards this fiscal year, according to Karen Davis, vice president for human resources. This figure represents an increase since the fiscal downturn of 2008 and 2009, after which no funds were allotted to the pool, but it is still ...

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