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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Ghosts in the Genome

By Oliver J. Rando | December 1, 2015

How one generation’s experience can affect the next

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Weight's the Matter?

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2015

The causes and consequences of obesity are more complicated than we thought.  

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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone

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Silencing Surprise

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

A chromatin remodeler in embryonic stem cells clears the DNA for mRNA transcription while stifling the expression of noncoding transcripts.

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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?

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