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By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2014
Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.
By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2014
Why the brain produces musical hallucinations
By Bob Grant | September 1, 2014
Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.
By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2014
Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.
By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014
Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.
By Yao-Hua Law | September 1, 2014
Researchers whose work requires that they draw blood from wild animals are finding unlikely collaborators in biting insects.
By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.
An assassin bug, which some researchers are using as living syringes to sample blood from birds and mammals, feeds on a bat.
Fragments of mitochondrial DNA from deer hair found on the clothing of an ice-entombed mummy offer a glimpse into Copper Age ecology.
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