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In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.

Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.

image: DNA as an Artistic Medium

DNA as an Artistic Medium


An artist creates images on electrophoresis gels using exhibition visitors’ pooled genetic material.

image: Double Take: Science-Inspired Art

Double Take: Science-Inspired Art


An ongoing exhibition at Pace University in New York City features paintings and sculptures that relate to math, physics, and biology.

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Begonia plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.

As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.

The Scripps Research Institute will join forces with the California Institute for Biomedical Research.

Wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil produce sharp stone flakes by accident, causing some researchers to suggest a rethink of the beginnings of human tool use.

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October 2016

Issue Cover: 30th Anniversary Issue

Sequencing has gone from a laborious manual task costing thousands of dollars to a quick and cheap practice that is standard for many laboratories.

Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.

From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.

Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.


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Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.

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BrandTech introduces the Transferpette® S Adjustable Volume, Single Channel pipette

Convenient, fast DNA extraction...

Aim to investigate non-invasive specimen preparation techniques

AMSBIO announces an extended and updated edition of its popular Organoid Culture Handbook

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