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Child Receives Transgenic Skin

By | January 1, 2018

A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and resolved a dermatology debate to boot.

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High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses

By | January 1, 2018

Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.

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David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain

By | January 1, 2018

For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.

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After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.

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Captivated by Chromosomes

By | December 1, 2017

Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.

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New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Lessons in Memory from a Champ

By | November 1, 2017

A four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship is helping scientists understand how the brain works.

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Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity

By , , and | November 1, 2017

No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function?

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Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.

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