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Drosophila’s New Genes

By Jef Akst | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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Daytime Sleep Alters Human Transcriptome

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2014

A mistimed sleep cycle drastically reduces the number of genes that are expressed in a 24-hour rhythm.

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Surface Texture Influences Differentiation

By Kate Yandell | December 18, 2013

The topography of a stem cell’s environment can influence cilia length, which in turn modulates cell signaling and development.

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Genetic Roots of the Ashkenazi Jews

By Kate Yandell | October 8, 2013

Most Ashkenazi Jews, traditionally believed to have descended from the ancient tribes of Israel, may in fact be maternally descended from prehistoric Europeans.

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Inducing Pluripotency Every Time

By Ed Yong | September 18, 2013

By removing a single gene, adult cells can be reprogrammed into a stem-like state with nearly 100 percent efficiency.

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Bird, Fish, and Fly Cells Reprogrammed

By Kerry Grens | September 5, 2013

Using mouse genes, researchers partially transform differentiated, non-mammalian cells into pluripotent stem cells.

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Lab-Grown Model Brains

By Ed Yong | August 28, 2013

Three-dimensional tissues called “cerebral organoids” can model the earliest stages of brain development.

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Single-Gene Knockout Collection Created

By Kerry Grens | August 25, 2013

Researchers develop several thousand haploid human cell lines, each with a different gene mutant.

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Stem Cells Open Up Options

By Sabrina Richards | August 13, 2013

Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.

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Tumor-Targeting T Cells Engineered

By Chris Palmer | August 11, 2013

Scientists genetically modify T cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to attack lymphatic tumors.

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