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The Plastic Genome

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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A Guide to the Epigenome

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | November 1, 2012

Making sense of the data deluge

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The Road Less Traveled

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2012

First, Aravinda Chakravarti drew a map of how scientists might unravel the genetics of complex disease. Then he blazed the trail.

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The Epigenetic Lnc

By Kevin V. Morris | October 1, 2012

Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa

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Lamarck and the Missing Lnc

By Kevin V. Morris | October 1, 2012

Epigenetic changes accrued over an organism’s lifetime may leave a permanent heritable mark on the genome, through the help of long noncoding RNAs.

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Kartik Chandran: Chemistry Kid

By Jef Akst | September 1, 2012

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Age: 38

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Brain Expression

By Edyta Zielinska | August 1, 2012

Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.

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DNA, Contortionist

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2012

The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.

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The Stuff of Nightmares

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Best Places to Work Academia, 2012

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2012

On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.

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