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CRISPR for Cures?

By Kerry Grens | December 5, 2013

Studies in mice and human stem cells demonstrate that the genome-editing technique CRISPR can correct disease-causing mutations.

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Faulty Freezing

By Abby Olena | November 5, 2013

Researchers show that tissues are more likely than single cells to suffer damage during cryopreservation because of the tight junctions between cells.

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Next Generation: Cells Communicate with Light

By Abby Olena | October 20, 2013

Researchers design a clear cellular scaffold called a hydrogel that can be used to detect and transmit light to cells in vivo.

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Building 3-D Microbial Communities

By Jef Akst | October 7, 2013

Researchers apply a 3-D printing technique to structure populations of bacteria in a three-dimensional environment.

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Dolphins by Name

By Sabrina Richards | July 23, 2013

Bottlenose dolphins can recognize and respond to their own “signature whistles,” strengthening the evidence that these whistles function like names.

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Opinion: Racing Toward Invention

By George Lewis | July 23, 2013

A newly instated patent law discriminates against academics and small biotechs.

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Next Generation: Smoking Out Cancer

By Sabrina Richards | July 17, 2013

Researchers analyze smoke generated during surgical tumor removal to distinguish healthy and diseased tissues in real time.

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Ladybird Bioterrorists

By Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013

The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.

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Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic

By Bob Grant | February 14, 2013

New research adds to an emerging picture of the changes that global warming and thinning ice are wreaking on the marine ecosystems at the top of the world.

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Diversity Defeats Disease

By Ruth Williams | February 13, 2013

In a pond, more amphibian species mean decreased chances of disease spread.

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