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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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New Way to Make Embryonic Stem Cells

By | October 5, 2011

A breakthrough in somatic cell nuclear transfer opens the possibility of producing human embryonic stem cells with a patient’s own genes.

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Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

By | October 4, 2011

A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.

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Genetic Alarm Clock

By | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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Immunologists Take Home Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.

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In an essay entitled "Molecular Cut and Paste: The New Generation of Biological Tools," virologist William McEwan envisions a future where viruses are reprogrammed to become the workhorses of science and medicine.

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Going Viral

By | October 1, 2011

The promise of viruses as biotech tools will help molecular biology fulfill its true potential.

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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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