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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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Most Wanted Toad Found

By | July 15, 2011

A colorful toad that has been missing for 87 years is discovered in Malaysia.

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Animal Experiments Increase in the UK

By | July 14, 2011

The hike is attributed to expanded use of genetically modified and mutant animals.

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Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines

By | July 11, 2011

A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.

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Brain Cells Self-Amplify

By | July 5, 2011

A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.

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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Stem Cells from Banked Blood

By | June 28, 2011

New research demonstrates the feasibility of generating iPS cells from blood samples and using them to produce multiple tissue types.

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Spit test predicts age

By | June 23, 2011

Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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