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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is set to purchase Celator to acquire an experimental treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.

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Contributors

By | June 1, 2016

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

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Start Making Sense

By | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders

By | June 1, 2016

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.

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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

By | May 23, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

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Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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Genome Digest

By | May 17, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  

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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.

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