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Feeling Around in the Dark

By | May 1, 2016

Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.


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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?


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More Than Skin Deep

By | May 1, 2016

Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.

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Silent Canopies

By | May 1, 2016

A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.


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What’s in a Voice?

By | May 1, 2016

More than you think (or could make use of)

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Skin Cells Turned Into Immature Sperm

By | April 29, 2016

The reprogrammed germ-like cells were unable to fertilize eggs, however. 


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Microbial Ice-Makers

By | April 26, 2016

How one bacterium turns water into ice at nonfreezing temperatures


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Stem Cells for Personalized Pain Therapy Testing

By | April 21, 2016

Using patient-derived stem cells, researchers create laboratory neuron models that reflect a patient’s response to a pain drug.


The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.


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Monitoring Mitochondrial Mutations

By | April 18, 2016

Induced pluripotent stem cells—particularly those generated from older patients—should be screened for defects in mitochondrial DNA, a study shows.


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