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DNA Hard Drive

By | May 23, 2012

Researchers design the first rewritable biological data storage system.


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Opinion: Saving Species through Economics

By | May 21, 2012

Successful conservation depends on an economy that doesn’t incentivize destruction of species and habitats.


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Live Slow, Die Old

By | May 17, 2012

Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.


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Synchronized Clocks

By | May 16, 2012

Researchers identify the first circadian clock component conserved across all three domains of life.

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Climate Change Threatens Mammals

By | May 16, 2012

Almost 10 percent of mammals in the Western Hemisphere won’t be able to shift their territories in time to avoid the consequences of climate change.


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Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?

By | May 14, 2012

Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.


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Gene Signaling by Remote

By | May 7, 2012

Nanoparticles in mice can be switched on to activate insulin production using a radio signal.


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Six Threats to Chromosomes

By | May 3, 2012

Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.


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Nervous Mice Get Worse Cancer

By | May 3, 2012

Anxious mice are more likely to come down with aggressive skin cancer than those who show less stress on behavioral tests.


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Telomere Basics

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times. 


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