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Articles by Cornelia Dean

THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 3, 2009
When Alena Shkumatava opens the door to the “fish lab” at the Whitehead Institute of MIT, she encounters warm, aquarium-scented air and shelf after shelf of foot-long tanks, each containing one or more zebra fish. She studies the tiny fish in her quest to unravel one of the knottiest problems in biology: how the acting of genes is encouraged or inhibited in cells.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 13, 2009
Birds are famous for airborne speed and endurance. Some have been clocked flying 60 mph or more. Others make annual migrations from Alaska to New Zealand, nonstop.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 26, 2008
Researchers who studied a string of Pacific Ocean atolls are painting the first detailed picture of pristine coral reefs and how they can be disrupted by people — particularly, they said, by fishing.
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