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Certain microbes express genes in a methane-production pathway, offering an explanation for puzzlingly high levels of the gas in some lakes.

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Many Evolutionary Paths Lead to Same Bird Trait

By | October 20, 2016

Diverse genetic changes lead to remarkably similar hemoglobin adaptations of diverse bird species, a study finds. 

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RNA-Targeting CRISPR

By | June 2, 2016

Scientists identify a novel CRISPR system that zeroes in on single-stranded RNA.  

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Carolyn Bertozzi: Glycan Chemist

By | June 1, 2016

Bertozzi opens visual windows onto complex sugars on and inside living cells.

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Contributors

By | April 1, 2016

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

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Master Folder

By | January 1, 2016

Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.

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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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AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed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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Biological Compass

By | November 16, 2015

A protein complex discovered in Drosophila may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

By | August 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35

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