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Proteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.

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2017 Salary Survey Now Open

By | March 16, 2017

Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

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Genome Digest

By | March 16, 2017

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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The Science of Science Advocacy

By | March 15, 2017

Should researchers advocate for the inclusion of science in public policymaking?

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Antibody Therapy Targets Cancer Stem Cells: Study

By | March 15, 2017

CT16 appears to eliminate cancer stem cells more effectively than radiation therapy in vitro and has shown promise in mice.

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CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

By | March 14, 2017

An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 

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Toward Removing a Toxin from Corn

By | March 10, 2017

By targeting a gene encoding an enzyme involved in aflatoxin synthesis, researchers report the production of maize with undetectable levels of the fungal metabolite.

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Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

By | March 10, 2017

Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.

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Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

By | March 9, 2017

Members of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project have synthesized five additional yeast chromosomes from scratch. 

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Opinion: Welcome to SciComm

By | March 9, 2017

New to science communication? Here’s how to get started.

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