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A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.

Tissue “seeds” made up of three cell types and patterned onto a scaffold develop into complex structures with some organ function, researchers show.

In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.

These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.

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The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.

Scientists plan to use in vitro fertilization to preserve a species with only three remaining members in the wild.

Cows injected with a protein that mimics HIV’s envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.

Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.

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July/August 2017

Issue Cover: DNA Erector Sets

The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.

Researchers are discovering a suite of new locations and functions of endocannabinoid receptors that play roles in sickness and in health.

Recent research has revealed many surprises about circular RNAs, from findings that they are translated in vivo to links between their expression and disease.

 Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.

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Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?

Former NOAA administrator and zoologist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

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