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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.

Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.

A Wayne State University probe into allegations of research misconduct leveled against pathologist Fazlul Sarkar has found the scientist guilty of multiple instances of image manipulation, among other infractions.

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

The show will draw on modern science to explore the threat of bioterrorism.

Members of the Exome Aggregation Consortium launch the Genome Aggregation Database.

The Cancer Moonshot initiative has been successful in drawing private-sector partners for improving data-sharing among researchers, but the project has yet to mature.

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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.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

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

PhoreMost Ltd and University of Cambridge collaborate to identify innovative drug targets for neurodegenerative disease

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