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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2016

January 2016's selection of notable quotes

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Telomerase Overdrive

By | January 1, 2016

Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.

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Heart-Healthy Hibernators

By | January 1, 2016

Overwintering ground squirrels survive fluctuations in body temperature that would cause cardiac arrest in nonhibernators.

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RNA Methylation Dynamics

By , , and | January 1, 2016

Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.

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Ancient Irish

By | December 30, 2015

The genomes of a 5,200-year-old woman and three 4,000-year-old men yield clues about the founding of Celtic populations.

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AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed

By | December 23, 2015

Technician’s death in Patrick Harran’s lab prompted the American Association for the Advancement of Science to yank Harran’s title as a fellow.

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Genes’ Cycles Change with Age

By | December 23, 2015

As the rhythmic expression of many genes falls out of sync in older human brains, a subset of transcripts gain rhythmicity with age.

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GM Calves Move to University

By | December 21, 2015

The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.

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Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs

By | December 21, 2015

The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.

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Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms

By | December 16, 2015

As researchers work to improve the precision gene-editing technology, the community discusses the best way to use it.

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