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Family Affair

By | April 1, 2011

In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.

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Harvesting Ideas

By | April 1, 2011

Joy Ward is reaping the rewards of her studies on how plants handle global climate change—gathering academic accolades and presidential embraces along the way.

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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2011

The Great Sperm Whale, Noble Cows & Hybrid Zebras, Radioactive, Science-Mart

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Kelly Benoit-Bird: Sounding the Deep

By | April 1, 2011

Associate professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University. Age: 34

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Top 7 From F1000

By | April 1, 2011

A snapshot of the highest-ranked articles from a 30-day period on Faculty of 1000

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Epigenetic Changes in Cancer

By | March 1, 2011

The study of how covalent marks on DNA and histones are involved in the origin and spread of cancer cells is also leading to new therapeutic strategies.

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Epigenetics and Society

By | March 1, 2011

Did Erasmus Darwin foreshadow the tweaking of his grandson’s paradigm?

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By | March 1, 2011

There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.

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Character Flaws?

By | March 1, 2011

Two lizard taxonomists champion the use of Bayesian species delimitation to settle taxonomic debates.

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Alternative Agriculture

By | February 1, 2011

The debate over genetically engineered crops rages on, but other technologies offer new hope for sustainable farming.

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