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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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Behavior Brief

By | November 17, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.

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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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The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse

By | November 11, 2013

At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.

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Monkey-Machine Interface

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers have shown that rhesus monkeys can control the movements of two virtual avatar arms simultaneously.

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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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