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Don’t Fear DIYbio

By | November 19, 2013

Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.

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Depression Speeds Aging

By | November 12, 2013

Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.

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Like New Again

By | November 11, 2013

Scientists show that reactivation of an RNA-binding protein in damaged adult tissues can lead to improved regeneration.

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Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

By | November 3, 2013

Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.

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Book Excerpt from Brave Genius

By | November 1, 2013

In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.

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Chance and Necessity

By | November 1, 2013

War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Penetrating the Brain

By | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.

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Waste-Management Consultant

By | November 1, 2013

By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.

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Cloud-Based Genomics

By | October 28, 2013

An academic-commercial partnership launches the largest cloud-based genomics project to date.

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