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An ongoing exhibition at Pace University in New York City features paintings and sculptures that relate to math, physics, and biology.

Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.

ACLU lawyers representing the post-publication peer review site have filed a motion to admit the existence of a university investigation that found pathologist Fazlul Sarkar guilty of misconduct.

Diverse genetic changes lead to remarkably similar hemoglobin adaptations of diverse bird species, a study finds. 

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The Scripps Research Institute will join forces with the California Institute for Biomedical Research.

Wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil produce sharp stone flakes by accident, causing some researchers to suggest a rethink of the beginnings of human tool use.

While studying a rare genetic disease, researchers discovered a signaling pathway linked to the efficiency of reprogramming somatic cells into stem cells.

Theranos’s bad blood tests; presidential science lessons; “three-parent” babies

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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.


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

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