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CRISPR Combats Herpes

By | July 5, 2016

Scientists use the gene editing technology to target active and latent virus in mammalian cell cultures.


Human cancer cells constrained to capillary-like microtubes divide unevenly, scientists show.


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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Treating Cancer with CRISPR?

By | June 17, 2016

A federal panel will review the first proposal for the use of the technology to edit human genes for medical purposes.


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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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TS Picks: June 6, 2016

By | June 6, 2016

American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition 


A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.


Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.


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