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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.

The Nobel laureate and Lasker awardee developed tools that facilitated decades of genetics research, including starch gel electrophoresis and gene targeting.

The Nutshell

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

A new study reveals how the amygdala is involved in controlling predatory behavior in mice.

Assessing marijuana research; epigenetics and genetic ancestry; producing stem cells with extra-embryonic potential; aging-related changes in glial cell gene expression; plant-soil feedback

The findings suggest language may have started to evolve millions of years earlier than once thought.  

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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