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Cancer-Causing Herbal Remedies

By | August 7, 2013

A potent carcinogen lurks within certain traditional Chinese medicines.


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Q&A: NIH Brokers HeLa Genome Deal

By | August 7, 2013

Officials at the government agency hammer out an agreement with the Lacks family to provide restricted access to genomes of their relative’s unwittingly donated cells.


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Male Lineage Not Younger Than Females

By | August 2, 2013

Two genomic studies place the divergence of men from their most recent common ancestor nearer in time to that of women, though the field is far from a consensus.

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Cellular Engineering in Context

By , and | August 1, 2013

Designing circuits in living cells is messy business.


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Cellular Pegs-in-Holes

By | August 1, 2013

Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.

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Gene Silencing Is Golden

By | August 1, 2013

A beginner’s how-to on RNAi screening in mammalian cells


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By | August 1, 2013

Science gets personal as researchers—professional and amateur—plumb the depths of their own molecular biology.


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Remaking Nature

By | August 1, 2013

Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.


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Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837

By | August 1, 2013

How a dinner-table conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.


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Smoke Detectors

By | August 1, 2013

Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.

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