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Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

By Karen Zusi | October 1, 2016

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.

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Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2016

Newly developed techniques from four different groups rely on the same basic steps to track translation in live cells.

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Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2016

Researchers aim to leverage new insights into the underlying causes of the disorder to better help patients. 

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Nailing Down HAR Function

By Katherine S. Pollard | August 1, 2016

A remaining challenge in the study of human accelerated regions (HARs) is establishing their specific functions during development and other biological processes.

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Understanding Human Accelerated Regions

By Katherine S. Pollard | August 1, 2016

Fast-evolving regions of the human genome differentiate our species from all other mammals.

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Building Gene Networks

By Richard A. Muscat | June 1, 2016

Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.

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Finding Mislabeled Noncoding RNAs

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2016

Researchers scour the genome for micropeptides encoded within RNAs presumed to function in a noncoding capacity.

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Copper Stopper

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

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Fuchs on the Future

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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Sense and Sensibility

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016

Tailored combinations of a reporter and a ligand-binding domain allow for sensing just about any molecule of interest.

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