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From Urine to Neurons

By | December 11, 2012

Scientists have developed new method for generating brain cells from urine, speeding up the process and eliminating some of the problems with previous techniques.

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Coming to Terms

By | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.


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By | November 1, 2012

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


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Exit Strategy

By | November 1, 2012

Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.


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Long and Rocky Roads

By | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies


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Viruses Affect Cell Reprogramming

By | October 25, 2012

Viral vectors used to carry transcription factors that de-differentiate cells into a stem-cell-like state are themselves a key factor in efficient reprogramming.


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Eggs Trade Genes

By | October 24, 2012

Swapping chromosomes from one human egg to another could eliminate mitochondrial DNA mutations that cause disease.


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Human Stem Cell Trial Questioned

By | October 16, 2012

Research purporting to cure patients with heart disease using induced pluripotent stem cells may be a fraud.


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Cloning Biologist Dies

By | October 12, 2012

Keith Campbell, a biologist who was part of the effort to clone Dolly the sheep, has passed away at the age of 58.

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(Re)Programming Director

By | October 1, 2012

Unwilling to accept the finality of terminal differentiation, Helen Blau has honed techniques that showcase the flexibility of cells to adopt different identities.


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