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TS Live: The Enemy Within

By | February 1, 2015

How viruses wield tiny molecules of RNA to help them persist in our bodies for years, decades, and sometimes an entire life span

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Polymerase Pieces

By | December 1, 2014

Researchers discover a new subunit of a bacterial RNA polymerase—as well as hints of its potential role in defending against viruses.

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Cone Cell Correctors

By | October 1, 2014

In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.

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Ruben Gonzalez Jr.: Molecular Visualizer

By | September 1, 2014

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. Age 42

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Modified CRISPR Expands Targets

By | August 8, 2014

Tweaking the expression of guide RNAs used in CRISPR genome editing broadens the repertoire of target sites.

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RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms

By | May 19, 2014

The finding is the first case of sex determination that does not involve a protein and may one day be a boon to silk manufacturers.

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RNA Origins

By | March 1, 2014

See March 2014 Scientist to Watch Matthew Powner explain his work exploring the chemical origins of life on Earth.

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RNA World 2.0

By | March 1, 2014

Most scientists believe that ribonucleic acid played a key role in the origin of life on Earth, but the versatile molecule isn’t the whole story.  

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Game On

By | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.

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Games for Science

By | January 1, 2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.

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