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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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Beetles Stay True to Their Colors

By | September 30, 2011

Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.

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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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Encrypting E. coli

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.

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European and South African Scientists Share Resources

By | September 23, 2011

A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned

By | September 21, 2011

Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.

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Behavior Brief

By | September 21, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Plant RNAs Found in Mammals

By | September 20, 2011

MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.

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