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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.

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Week in Review: August 24–28

By | August 28, 2015

Effects of fish oil, lard on the gut microbiome and inflammation; toward understanding intercellular mitochondrial transfer; epigenome engineering; shorter titles garner more citations?

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Q&A: Placental Ponderings

By | August 27, 2015

Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.

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Week in Review: August 17–21

By | August 21, 2015

Synthetic DNA–based MERS vax shows promise; fake peer review on scores of papers; gut microbes and an autoimmune eye disease; “Informed Consent” theater review

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Week in Review: August 10–14

By | August 14, 2015

Irisin in human blood; engineered yeast produce opioids; Lyme disease–causing bacteria persist in vitro; understanding the malaria-cancer link

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Week in Review: August 3–7

By | August 7, 2015

Copy number variants in humans; chemical-only approach turns skin cells into neurons; courts rule on retraction, a nutrition researcher’s libel suit, and more

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A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.

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Contributors

By | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Leaving an Imprint

By | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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