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Micro Farmers

By | May 1, 2011

Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.

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One Hip Dino

By | May 1, 2011

A closer look at some dinosaur bones accumulating dust since their 1994 discovery reveals a new, athletic sauropod species.

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Truly Phenome-nal

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in microbiology

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Family Affair

By | April 1, 2011

In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.

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PET Guerrilla

By | April 1, 2011

A former Uruguayan antigovernment rebel is developing a revolutionary diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Epigenetics and Society

By | March 1, 2011

Did Erasmus Darwin foreshadow the tweaking of his grandson’s paradigm?

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By | March 1, 2011

There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.

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Do Fruit Flies Dream of Electric Bananas?

By | February 1, 2011

Visualizing neuronal activity in small brains over four dimensions

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Losers Fight Back

By | February 1, 2011

Editor's choice in developmental biology

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Rewards of Risk

By | February 1, 2011

Secrets to scoring big money grants for innovative, out-of-the-box research

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