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Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.

ACLU lawyers representing the post-publication peer review site have filed a motion to admit the existence of a university investigation that found pathologist Fazlul Sarkar guilty of misconduct.

Diverse genetic changes lead to remarkably similar hemoglobin adaptations of diverse bird species, a study finds. 

Wayne State University’s conclusion that pathologist Fazlul Sarkar committed research misconduct could affect the ongoing legal proceedings related to anonymous critics of his work.

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In the initial steps of a campaign to make clinical reports publicly available, the European Medicines Agency has published data on two recently approved drugs.

Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.

Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds

Cross-species trysts likely spread human papillomavirus (HPV) to Homo sapiens, according to new research.

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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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