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Viral Protector

By | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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By | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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From Many, One

By | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?


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Short, Strong Signals

By | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.


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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2015

Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders

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Prominent Marine Biologist Dies

By | February 27, 2015

Eugenie Clark, known to many as “Shark Lady,” has passed away at age 92.


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Frog Nurseries

By | February 9, 2015

Mimicking the rainforest water holes left by peccaries can help boost frog populations, a study suggests.


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Unique Frog Breeding

By | January 5, 2015

A newly described amphibian species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles.


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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.


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New Species Galore

By | December 27, 2014

A look back at the latest microbes, plants, and animals to have secured a spot in science’s known tree of life in 2014

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