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Contributors

By | November 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Exit Strategy

By | November 1, 2012

Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.

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Long and Rocky Roads

By | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies

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Eggs Trade Genes

By | October 24, 2012

Swapping chromosomes from one human egg to another could eliminate mitochondrial DNA mutations that cause disease.

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Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook

By | October 19, 2012

The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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Cloning Biologist Dies

By | October 12, 2012

Keith Campbell, a biologist who was part of the effort to clone Dolly the sheep, has passed away at the age of 58.

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Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills

By | October 9, 2012

New research shows that the growth of long-range connections between brain regions predicts how well a child will learn to read.

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Growing New Neurons

By | October 4, 2012

Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.

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Home Cookin’

By | October 1, 2012

Laboratory-raised populations of dung beetles reveal a mother's extragenetic influence on the physiques of her sons.

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Sex Matters

By | October 1, 2012

Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.

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