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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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July 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the July 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Foresight

By | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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Scientist to Watch

By | July 1, 2011

“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Fraud-Convicted Researcher Spared Jail Time

By | June 29, 2011

A confession and supportive letters convince a judge to go easy on a researcher who fabricated data in a federal grant proposal.

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Genome Digest

By | June 28, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Stem Cells from Banked Blood

By | June 28, 2011

New research demonstrates the feasibility of generating iPS cells from blood samples and using them to produce multiple tissue types.

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Gene Editing Treats Blood Disease

By | June 27, 2011

Revising a dysfunctional gene in vivo for the first time, researchers successfully restore blood clotting in hemophiliac mice.

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