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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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By | June 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.


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Enhancing Vaccine Development

By | June 1, 2016

Using proteomics methods to inform antigen selection

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Start Making Sense

By | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.


Member, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Age: 43


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Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders

By | June 1, 2016

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.


Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

By | May 23, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.


Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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Genome Digest

By | May 17, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  


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