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Body, Heal Thyself

By | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity


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Compatible Company

By | September 1, 2015

A guide to culturing cells with viruses in mind


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Inner Ear Cartography

By | September 1, 2015

Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.


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Orchestrating Organoids

By | September 1, 2015

A guide to crafting tissues in a dish that reprise in vivo organs


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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.


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Gene Expression in a Drop

By | August 1, 2015

Tens of thousands of individual cells can have their transcriptomes analyzed simultaneously thanks to two new techniques.


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Get With the Program

By | August 1, 2015

DIY tips for adding coding to your analysis arsenal

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Messages in the Noise

By | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.


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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.


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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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