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MicroRNAs Prevent Cell Reprogramming

By Cristina Luiggi | October 24, 2011

A group of microRNAs can inhibit the formation of induced pluripotent stem cells, and may provide a target for more efficient reprogramming of somatic cells.

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EU Scientists Plan Better Representation

By Edyta Zielinska | October 24, 2011

European researchers start a new organization they hope will better voice their needs to the government.

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Epigenetic Effects of Childhood

By Cristina Luiggi | October 21, 2011

Living conditions in early life can have lasting, widespread effects on DNA methylation.

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Cuts to US Science Loom

By Bob Grant | October 19, 2011

As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.

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No European Patents for Stem Cells

By Edyta Zielinska | October 19, 2011

The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.

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NIH Grants Funding Drops

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2011

The success rate of the government agency's grant applications has hit an all-time low.

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Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct

By Edyta Zielinska | October 17, 2011

Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.

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Genetic Alarm Clock

By Jef Akst | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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NIH Getting Big Boost?

By Bob Grant | October 3, 2011

In a draft spending bill, the federal agency gets a $1 billion increase in 2012.

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Seven New National Medal Winners

By Bob Grant | September 29, 2011

A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.

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