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Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power

By | May 7, 2012

Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.

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Stem Cell Suicide Switch

By | May 3, 2012

Human embryonic stem cells swiftly kill themselves in response to DNA damage.

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UK Going Open Access

By | May 3, 2012

The United Kingdom government hatches a plan to provide free public access to government-funded research.

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The Sugar Lnc

By | May 1, 2012

Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism

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Boyle’s Monsters, 1665

By | May 1, 2012

From accounts of deformed animals to scratch-and-sniff technology, Robert Boyle's early contributions to the Royal Society of London were prolific and wide ranging.

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Reading Into the Future

By | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

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The Two Faces of Metastasis

By | April 1, 2012

During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.

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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.

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Disaster-centric Journal Launched

By | March 29, 2012

The open-access Public Library of Science has launched a new journal to publish and disseminate scientific information quickly in the wake of disaster.

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UNC Debates Open Access

By | March 22, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering a policy of open-access-only publishing for its faculty.

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