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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2012

August 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Frankenlympics?

By | July 26, 2012

Allowing athletes to enhance their performance by using genetic engineering to manipulate their DNA may become a reality of future Olympic Games.

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Tissue on Chips Galore

By | July 26, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will fund 17 projects developing lab-on-a-chip applications to improve drug screening.

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Cancer Drug Flushes Out HIV

By | July 26, 2012

An approved cancer therapeutic makes hiding HIV susceptible to antiviral therapy.

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Double Duplication

By | July 24, 2012

Two whole genome duplications boosted the complexity of the ancestor of all vertebrates, but also introduced potential for disease.

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Modeling the Cell

By | July 23, 2012

The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.

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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.

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One Million Genomic Datasets

By | July 23, 2012

Publicly accessible databases now store nearly 1 million gene-expression datasets, giving researchers a robust resource for discovery.

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EU Promotes Collaboration

By | July 18, 2012

Research and funding organizations pledge to support a new system to support cross-border collaboration within the European Union.

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Mosquito Gut Bacteria to Fight Malaria

By | July 17, 2012

Researchers engineer a member of the insect's intestinal flora to help thwart the malaria parasite before it can infect new hosts.

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