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Week in Review: March 31–April 3

By | April 3, 2015

Smaller enzyme enables CRISPR gene-editing in vivo; personalized cancer vaccines; neuroprosthetic helps “blind” rats navigate; overstated Ebola predictions

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Book Excerpt from p53

By | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2015

Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool

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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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Week in Review: March 23–27

By | March 27, 2015

Methylation of a key protein; leprosy-causing bacterium sequenced; CDC lab safety report; FDA says GM apples, potatoes “safe”

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Week in Review: March 16–20

By | March 20, 2015

Making homozygous Drosophila mutants with CRISPR; restoring beneficial bacteria in antibiotic-treated mice; skin T-cell survey; cost of doing science in Argentina

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The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete

By | March 13, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.

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Week in Review: March 9–13

By | March 13, 2015

Modifying mouse memories; mitochondria-disrupting antibiotics; horizontal gene transfer across animals; T cells target dengue; optogenetics without the genetics

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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Week in Review: March 2–6

By | March 6, 2015

Oldest Homo fossils yet; killing foodborne microbes with water; HHS Public Access plans

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