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A New View of Translational Control

By | December 5, 2005

The bank note that Dominique Weil used to buy ice cream for her family at the beach this past summer may have traveled a long way.

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Precision Extinction

By | November 21, 2005

from the British Isles finally ended.

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Profiles of Infection

By | November 21, 2005

Potential perils from bioterrorism to bird flu are increasingly pushing proteomics researchers to identify molecules involved in the infection process.

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Neural Oscillations ...Still Make Waves

By | November 7, 2005

When an oscilloscope's audio monitor starts to screech rhythmically in a neurophysiology lab, its waves hint at one of the most puzzling patterns in biology.

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The Autism Genetics Quandary

By | November 7, 2005

Although arguments remain over whether autism is genuinely on the rise to the astonishing degree reported in places like California, there is general agreement among scientists that the condition has a genetic basis.

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The Flap about FoxP2

By | October 24, 2005

© Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo LibraryFour years ago, a finding that defects in a single gene could severely impair language set off a race to learn what the gene, FOXP2, could reveal about language's neural basis.1 After the gene was made known through studies of the so-called KE family, half of whom had the defect and could barely speak, analyses showed that gene expression corresponded in surprising ways with development in language-linked brain areas.Other enticing clues emerged. The hu

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A Nuclear Model of Gene Regulation

By | October 10, 2005

and many since have sought to explain correlations between a gene's physical location and its activity.

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Chemical Genomics Collaborations Heat Up

By | September 26, 2005

The National Institutes of Health has placed the heft of a large academic collaboration, on par in scale with the Human Genome Project, behind a task usually performed by pharmaceutical companies.

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Integrin Signaling at a Crossroads

By | September 12, 2005

Integrins serve as the cell's conduit to the outside world, sensing the external environment and passing on instructions: differentiate or not, adhere or move on, live or die.

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A Ban on Estrogenics?

By | August 1, 2005

California may soon become the first US state to adopt legislation banning the manufacture and sale of children's products containing certain chemicals designed to soften plastics.

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