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By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2013

Science gets personal as researchers—professional and amateur—plumb the depths of their own molecular biology.


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Engineering Life

By Ahmad S. Khalil, Caleb J. Bashor, and Timothy K. Lu | August 1, 2013

Cellular “tinkering” is critical for establishing a new engineering discipline that will lead to the next generation of technologies based on life’s building blocks.


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Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by The Scientist to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix

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Evolution Takes a Road Trip

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Highways and byways are among the man-made environmental alterations driving the evolution of animals on contemporary timescales, with implications for ecology.


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In Evolution's Garden

By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2013

Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.


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Loss of Potential

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

In the fruit fly, the ability of neural stem cells to make the full repertoire of neurons is regulated by the movement of key genes to the nuclear periphery.


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IDing War Victims

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2013

Libyan scientists, soon to be trained in countries around the world, are undertaking a massive search mission to find missing loved ones among thousands of dead bodies, casualties of the country’s recent popular revolution.


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Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow

By Tomasz M. Beer | April 1, 2013

Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.


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Making Cancer More Transparent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2013

A decade into the age of genomics, science is generating a flood of data that will help in the quest to eradicate the disease.


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Up, Up, and Array

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2013

By scrutinizing gene expression profiles instead of individual oncogenes, Todd Golub launched a powerful platform for diagnosing, classifying, and treating cancer.

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