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Speaking of Science

By | March 1, 2016

March 2016's selection of notable quotes

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Spoiler Alert

By | March 1, 2016

How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity

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Similar Data, Different Conclusions

By | February 23, 2016

By tweaking certain conditions of a long-running experiment on E. coli, scientists found that some bacteria could be prompted to express a mutant phenotype sooner, without the “generation of new genetic information.” The resulting debate—whether the data support evolutionary theory—is more about semantics than science.


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Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health

By | February 18, 2016

Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.


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Additional Zika Tests in Development

By | February 3, 2016

Scientists design diagnostics to improve the detection of current infections.


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Capsule Reviews

By | February 1, 2016

What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap

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By | February 1, 2016

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


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Exercises for Your Abs

By | February 1, 2016

Companies make the antibodies, but it’s up to you to make sure they work in your experiments.


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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By | February 1, 2016

Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.


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Marriages of Opportunity

By | February 1, 2016

New ideas for antibody-drug conjugate design


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