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Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity

By | May 27, 2015

People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene. 

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Week in Review: May 18–22

By | May 22, 2015

Post-publication peer review via social media; debating the effects of GDF11; human orthologs replace yeast genes; cancer-linked mutations in healthy skin; CRISPR-phage approach to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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image: Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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image: Week in Review: May 11–15

Week in Review: May 11–15

By | May 15, 2015

Microbiome changes throughout infancy; identifying individuals by microbiomes; seasonal gene expression; eusocial bee evolution

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Opinion: New Models for ASD

By | May 14, 2015

The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.

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Week in Review: May 4–8

By | May 8, 2015

“Missing link” microbe illuminates early archaea and eukaryote evolution; new pluripotent stem cell identified; comparative gene expression; editing human endothelial cells with CRISPR

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Mouse Mind Control

By | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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image: Week in Review: April 27–May 1

Week in Review: April 27–May 1

By | May 1, 2015

CRISPR quells hepatitis C virus; new epigenetic mark found; stem cell therapy for eye disease move forward; how the rat brain processes behavioral information

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Capsule Reviews

By | May 1, 2015

The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated

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