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Week in Review: September 19–23

By | September 23, 2016

Congress’s failure to fund Zika response; another DNA vaccine against Zika shows promise; convergent evolution of caffeine production in plants; MacArthur “Geniuses” announced; Thomson Reuters issues Nobel predictions

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How Plants Evolved Different Ways to Make Caffeine

By | September 21, 2016

Caffeine-producing plants use three different biochemical pathways and two different enzyme families to make the same molecule.

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image: Week in Review: September 12–16

Week in Review: September 12–16

By | September 16, 2016

Reprogramming mouse sperm with mitotic cells; Lasker winners; EurekAlert hacked; immunologically matched stem cells for transplant; Bayer buys Monsanto; another CRISPR biotech IPO

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Stingrays Chew Too

By | September 15, 2016

Researchers observe stingrays moving their jaws to grind up prey, a behavior thought to be restricted to mammals.

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Week in Review: September 5–9

By | September 9, 2016

Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 

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image: Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time

Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time

By | September 8, 2016

As E. coli bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.

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Promoting Protein Partnerships

By | September 1, 2016

Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.

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Protein or Perish

By | September 1, 2016

A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.

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image: Week in Review: August 22–26

Week in Review: August 22–26

By | August 26, 2016

“Beiging” white fat with caloric restriction; early-life antibiotics can elevate type 1 diabetes risk; melatonin and tooth development; Zika news; updated tissue-clearing protocol

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image: Week in Review: August 15–19

Week in Review: August 15–19

By | August 19, 2016

Hacking the E. coli genome; massive exome data set analyzed; an improved RNA-amplifying ribozyme; pesticide exposure associated with bee declines; Zika infects adult neural progenitor cells 

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