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Debate Over Stem Cell Effectiveness

By Ed Yong | January 9, 2013

Reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, or are they?

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Is Frog Skin a Red Herring?

By Ed Yong | January 2, 2013

Despite decades of work, compounds in frog skins have failed to yield new antibiotics. Why?


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Evolution by Splicing

By Ruth Williams | December 20, 2012

Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.

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Real-time Outbreak Sequencing

By Dan Cossins | December 19, 2012

Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.


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Year of the Fetus

By Beth Marie Mole | December 18, 2012

2012 saw the birth of a handful of non-invasive genetic prenatal tests, but the young industry faces growing pains as legal and ethical questions loom. 


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Cancer More Diverse than Its Genetics

By Ruth Williams | December 13, 2012

Tumor cells can exhibit different behaviors despite being genetically indistinguishable.


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Detailing Color Vision

By Ruth Williams | December 6, 2012

Scientists engineer a spectrum of artificial pigments to understand how animals see in color.

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Architecture Reveals Genome’s Secrets

By Sabrina Richards | November 25, 2012

Three-dimensional genome maps are leading to a deeper understanding of how the genome’s form influences its function.


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A Root Cause of Parkinson’s

By Ruth Williams | November 15, 2012

Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.

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BioTime Seeks Geron Stem Cell Assets

By Vicki Brower | November 13, 2012

Two former Geron CEOs make a bid for the company’s defunct human embryonic stem cell business.

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