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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2013

August 2013's selection of notable quotes

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Track Thyself

By | August 1, 2013

Meet Larry Smarr, a UC San Diego computer scientist who records several facets of his physiology, on the hunt for signs of present or future health problems.

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Engineering Life

By , and | August 1, 2013

Cellular “tinkering” is critical for establishing a new engineering discipline that will lead to the next generation of technologies based on life’s building blocks.

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Week in Review, July 22–26

By | July 26, 2013

Faux stem cells; X chromosome involved in sperm production; rewarding peer review; clues to flatworm regeneration; an ethereal glow signals death

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Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought

By | July 25, 2013

A new working group is seeking to define rigorous standards for the study of mesenchymal stem cells.

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A Wild Stem Cell Chase

By | July 24, 2013

A rigorous new study provides strong evidence that very small embryonic-like stem cells hypothesized to be found in mice and humans do not exist.

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A Fly on the Wall

By | July 19, 2013

A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.

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Italian Stem Cell Controversy

By | July 16, 2013

Italian government officials and scientists clashed last week with a controversial stem cell researcher over details of an upcoming clinical trial.

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Microbial Diversity

By | July 14, 2013

By sequencing bacterial and archaeal genomes from single cells, scientists have filled in many uncharted branches of the tree of life.

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Gene Therapy Coming of Age?

By | July 11, 2013

Using lentiviral vectors to replace mutated genes in blood stem cells, scientists successfully treat two rare diseases apparently without causing harmful side effects.

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