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Decon Recon

By | October 1, 2015

Published genomes are chock-full of contamination. But as awareness of the problem grows, so do methods to help combat it.

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Holding Neurons Steady

By | October 1, 2015

Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.

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Into the Limelight

By | October 1, 2015

Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.

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Negative Thinking

By | October 1, 2015

Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.

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Special Delivery

By | October 1, 2015

Neurons in new brains and old

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Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes

By | September 10, 2015

Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.

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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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