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Clostridium botulinum produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in E. coli, according to a study.

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A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.

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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.

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Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy

By | January 1, 2017

Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | January 1, 2017

Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more

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RNA Sequences Don’t Predict In Vivo Transcript Structure

By | January 1, 2017

Eukaryotes prevent secondary RNA structures called G-quadruplexes, commonly observed in vitro, from forming in the cell. 

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Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought

By | January 1, 2017

Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible. 

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Infographic: Examining Open Chromatin

By | January 1, 2017

See how researchers visualize regions of active genes.

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Infographic: Keeping RNA Structures in Line

By | January 1, 2017

Scientists find fewer RNA G-quadruplexes in vivo than in vitro.

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Speaking of Science: 2016

By | December 19, 2016

Selected quotes from an eventful year

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