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Understanding Human Accelerated Regions

By | August 1, 2016

Fast-evolving regions of the human genome differentiate our species from all other mammals.

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Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators

By | August 1, 2016

Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.

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Decoding Human Accelerated Regions

By | August 1, 2016

Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?

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The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus

By | August 1, 2016

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

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Contributors

By | August 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Week in Review: July 25–29

By | July 29, 2016

Minding sleep spindles; targeting tau with immunotherapy; cloned sheep age normally; pesticide exposure impairs honeybee fertility; Zika updates

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Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

By | July 28, 2016

Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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Week in Review: July 18–22

By | July 22, 2016

Organoids versus animal models; mapping the human cortex; how hyperglycemia affects the brain; delivering drugs to tumors with engineered bacteria; neurons compete for memory space 

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Week in Review: July 11–15

By | July 15, 2016

Regenerating retinal nerves in mice; soil inoculation speeds up land restoration; gut microbes and stroke recovery in mice; public gene-editing meeting; Zika updates

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