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Crossing Boundaries

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.

Anatomy of a Virus

A mass spectrometry-based analysis of influenza virions provides a detailed view of their composition.

Keeping Up with IP

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.

Surviving the Ice Age

A beginner’s guide to freezing and thawing pluripotent stem cells

Beyond the Blueprint

In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.

On the Other Hand

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

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Should researchers genetically modify wild populations of mosquitoes to curb vector-borne diseases like malaria?

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An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins.

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Stem cell trials; genetic engineering and citrus greening; appreciating postdocs

People can categorize words while asleep, a study shows.

An analysis of three independent genome-wide association studies suggests schizophrenia is a group of heritable disorders associated with distinct clinical syndromes.

Dame Julia Polak, who pioneered lung tissue engineering techniques, has passed away at age 75.

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In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

Now showing clinical progress against liver diseases, the gene-silencing technique begins to fulfill some of its promises.

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Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.

Johns Hopkins University Chemist Larry Principe discusses his favorite alchemy painting, the topic of this month’s Foundations.

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