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Newly Discovered Species

By | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Opinion: Evolving Engineering

By | October 1, 2011

Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.

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Opinion: Synthesizing Life

By | October 1, 2011

Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.

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Interview: Speaking of Memory

By | October 1, 2011

Considered a renegade by his peers, Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel used a simple model to probe the neural circuitry of memory.

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Marauding Moths

By | October 1, 2011

Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.

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Tinkering With Life

By | October 1, 2011

A decade’s worth of engineering-infused biology

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Traffic Cops

By | October 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Cell Biology

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Synthetic Biology

By , and | October 1, 2011

Learn about the field’s first genetic circuits and read forecasts by George M. Church and J. Craig Venter of a future where man-made organisms pump out novel fuels, drugs, and therapies.

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Missegregation Linked to DNA Damage

By | September 29, 2011

Researchers show that errors in chromosome segregation known to cause chromosome instability can also lead to gene translocations, insertions, or deletions.

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Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome

By | September 29, 2011

The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.

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