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The Year in Zika

By | December 19, 2016

Scientists advanced the battle against Zika in 2016, conducting basic research to better understand and detect the pathogen while preventing its spread.

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Speaking of Science: 2016

By | December 19, 2016

Selected quotes from an eventful year

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New Species of 2016

By | December 16, 2016

From a new Tyrannosaurus and many other dinosaurs to all of the living species named this year, researchers continue to chip away at the planet’s unknown biodiversity.

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Top Technical Advances 2016

By | December 15, 2016

The year’s most impressive achievements include methods to watch translation in cells, trace cell fates, avoid mitochondrial mutations, edit DNA, and build antibiotics from scratch.

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Nearly 500 lncRNAs Needed For Cell Growth Identified

By | December 15, 2016

Using a modified CRISPR approach, scientists shed light on the diversity and function of 499 long noncoding RNAs.

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Keeping CRISPR in Check

By | December 14, 2016

In bacteriophage genomes, researchers find three anti-CRISPR proteins that naturally inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 in one bacterial species and can do the same in human cells. 

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Self-Editing Genetic Barcodes

By | December 14, 2016

Scientists create a CRISPR-based, self-editing cellular–barcoding system for extensive molecular recording.

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TS 2016 Gift Guide

By | December 13, 2016

Sciencey gifts for the science-minded giver

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age

By | December 12, 2016

iPSCs created through the reprogramming of human somatic cells retain genomic marks of the donor’s age.

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Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes

By | December 8, 2016

Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.

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