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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Week in Review: June 20–24

By | June 24, 2016

More transmissible cancers in clams; first human trial for Zika vaccine a go; Great Barrier Reef bleaching; neuronal diversity; mosquito bites enhance viral infection; news from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting

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Week in Review: June 13–17

By | June 17, 2016

Anti-CRISPR proteins; following the chronic fatigue syndrome funding; listening, learning, and memory consolidation during sleep; microbe affects behavior; Zika updates

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Week in Review: June 6–10

By | June 10, 2016

“Recording” DNA with CRISPR; selecting edited cells in vivo; toward reducing mitochondrial replacement therapy risk; Homo floresiensis fossils; National Academies outline gene-drive recommendations

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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Week in Review: May 30–June 3

By | June 3, 2016

CRISPR for RNA editing; virologists flock to Zika; bumblebee electroreception; Kavli Prize winners; “Human Genome Project-Write”

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Start Making Sense

By | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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image: Week in Review: May 23–27

Week in Review: May 23–27

By | May 27, 2016

Potential link between microbial infection and Alzheimer’s disease; CRISPR-enabled cell lineage tracing; image irregularities lead to anticipated retraction; brain glucose metabolism and consciousness; exploring emotional contagion; Zika-related microcephaly risk estimated

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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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