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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.

A mouse study shows that the virus has tropism for adult proliferative neural progenitor cells and immature neurons.

Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.

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More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated

Differences between cultures used for in vitro fertilization techniques can impact fertility and offspring health, researchers report.

Applying a mechanical force that pulls on a cell stretches chromatin, facilitating transcription, scientists show.

Scientists improve upon the optical microscope using a readily available natural material.

Current Issue

August 2016

Issue Cover: Human Evolution

Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome

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Scientist to Watch Cullen Buie, MIT researcher, talks about his quest to devise a method for quickly determining the pathogenicity of microbes.

Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.

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