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Death in the Dust

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.

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The Importance of Plant Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

Meet February profilee Natasha Raikel and hear her explain why studying plant genetics is crucial.

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RNA Methylation Dynamics

By Dan Dominissini, Chuan He, and and Gidi Rechavi | January 1, 2016

Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.

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The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4

By Jef Akst | December 4, 2015

Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?

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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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TB Traces

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Take a trip to the mummy museum in Vác, Hungary, to see the human remains that helped researchers learn more about the origins of tuberculosis in Europe.

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Gutless Worm

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2015

Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.

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TS Live: Genetic Time Machine

By Bob Grant | June 12, 2015

Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur

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Berlin Activist

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

Timothy Ray Brown, the first and only patient to ever be cured of AIDS, is bringing his message of hope to the search for a more widespread solution to the AIDS epidemic.

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AIDS Warrior

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

Peter Piot, codiscoverer of the Ebola virus and longtime HIV/AIDS activist, describes how the global response to the AIDS crisis has changed the public health landscape.

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