Andrea Chipman

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Human mating and reproductive behaviour can vary depending on various mechanisms, including the local sex ratio. Previous research shows that as sex ratios become female-biased, women from economically deprived areas are less likely to delay reproductive opportunities to wait for a high-investing mate but instead begin their reproductive careers sooner.(More)
Globally, corporate investment in research and development (R&D) grew more slowly in 2008 than in 2007, but remained relatively robust despite the economic crisis, according to a new report by the European Commission. The 2009 European Union (EU) Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, released on 16 November, found that global corporate R&D investment rose(More)
After a decade in which just a single genetically modified (GM) crop was approved for commercial planting in the European Union (EU), the European Commission has tried to break the logjam. But its new proposal, which would allow individual member states to choose whether or not to grow an approved GM crop within their borders, is likely to create further(More)
that Europe’s largest medicalresearch facility is to be built in central London has been largely welcomed by Britain’s biomedical community, which hopes that the centre will accelerate the translational research — so beloved by policy-makers — that brings discoveries from the lab to patients. But the process has ruffled a few scientists’ feathers. Prime(More)
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