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Week in Review: July 27–31

By | July 31, 2015

Synthetic ribosome; lack of funding for MERS vaccines and therapies; reconstructing ancestral viral vectors for gene therapy; prostate organoid, BPA, and cancer risk

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Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

By | July 29, 2015

A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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image: Week in Review: July 20–24

Week in Review: July 20–24

By | July 24, 2015

NK cell diversity and HIV infection risk; antibiotic resistance and bacterial virulence; more-stable DNA origami; Alzheimer’s research updates

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The First Americans

By | July 23, 2015

Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.

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image: Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness

Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness

By | July 22, 2015

In some pathogenic bacteria, certain antibiotic resistance–associated mutations may also confer an unexpected growth advantage.

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image: Week in Review: July 13–17

Week in Review: July 13–17

By | July 17, 2015

Removing mtDNA mutations; mini brains for studying autism; HIV vaccine selectivity; “speed cells” in rat brain; more

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Underground Immunity

By | July 16, 2015

Arabidopsis thaliana defense hormones shape the plant’s root microbiome. 

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image: Week in Review: July 6–10

Week in Review: July 6–10

By | July 10, 2015

Passenger mutations in mouse models; evolution of kin discrimination in a bacterium; are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection

By | July 7, 2015

Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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