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New Type of DNA Discovered?

By | March 8, 2012

Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.

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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

By | March 6, 2012

A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.

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Antarctic Invasion

By | March 5, 2012

Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.

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Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer

By | March 5, 2012

Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.

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NIH Launches Genetics Test Database

By | March 1, 2012

The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.

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What it Takes to Develop Better Drugs for Kids

By | March 1, 2012

Over the past 15 years, new laws and regulations in the United States and the European Union have expanded to require the inclusion of pediatric patients in clinical drug trials.  

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Contributors

March 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2012

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess, The Forever Fix, Connectome, and DNA USA

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