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DNA Damage Scout

By | February 11, 2014

Researchers are beginning to appreciate a role for RNA polymerase beyond gene transcription.

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Recoding Life

By | January 2, 2014

Rewriting the genetic code can lead to a better understanding of how living cells work, and spawn new biotechnological applications.


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Elephants Are Aggressive, but Fish Just Bite?

By | December 5, 2013

Scientists have a hard time agreeing on how to measure an animal’s personality.


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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.


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Retracing Steps

By | November 11, 2013

Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.

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Federally Funded Researchers Fear Shutdown Delays

By | October 2, 2013

As the US government shutdown enters its second day, scientists who rely on federal grants to continue their work and support their staffs and students express frustration. 


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Catch My Drift?

By | October 1, 2013

Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.


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What to Do About “Clare Francis”

By | September 14, 2013

Anonymous tipsters who allege scientific misconduct can make journal editors squeamish. But should a whistleblower's identity matter?


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The Many Mysteries of MERS

By | September 8, 2013

As researchers test a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, the deadly coronavirus that causes it slowly reveals itself.


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Biotech IPOs Surge

By | August 23, 2013

The drought has ended for biotech companies seeking to join the public market, but whether this upward swing will last is anybody’s guess.


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