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A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.

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Opinion: Reuse and Reduce

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Sharing leftover samples from preclinical experiments is one way biomedical researchers can make the most of animal models.

Removing a specific miRNA from stem cells may induce the expression of endogenous retroviruses that enable the cells to form extra-embryonic lineages.

Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.

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Proposed legislation would eliminate academic tenure at public universities in Iowa and Missouri, echoing a move that has already gutted such permanent posts in Wisconsin.

During his two terms in office, President Barack Obama pushed for action on climate change, injected “innovation” into science and tech, bet big on biomedical research, and published papers in peer-reviewed journals. Here’s a look at his efforts to “put science in its rightful place.”

Clostridium botulinum produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in E. coli, according to a study.

A CDC report concludes that the woman, who died last August, succumbed to a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics.

Current Issue

January 2017

Issue Cover: Driving Out Disease

Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.

An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.

Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.

Researchers and institutions seek to bridge the gap between emerging life science professionals and available positions.

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Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.

Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Updates to infrared detector line-up

Extension of key CRISPR license and grant-funded research.

The company’s first lateral flow product specific to antibody labeling.

The VIAFLO ASSIST personal pipetting assistant from INTEGRA has been selected by Linkage Biosciences

MEDIAJET from INTEGRA offers the unique flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes

Biotix announces a new reload solution for manual pipette tips 

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Featured Comment

    The lesson here is for scientists to be watchful and very, very vocal in the defense of the research enterprise. No more can the phrase “the science will speak for itself” be uttered from any responsible scientist.

- Paul Stein, House Panel: Defund Studies on Fetal Tissue Obtained from Abortions
 
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