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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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image: Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

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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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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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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image: Opinion: New Models for ASD

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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image: Week in Review: May 4–8

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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image: Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts

Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts

By | May 1, 2015

A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.  

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