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image: Infographic: Keeping RNA Structures in Line

Infographic: Keeping RNA Structures in Line

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2017

Scientists find fewer RNA G-quadruplexes in vivo than in vitro.

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image: Slideshow: New Species of 2016

Slideshow: New Species of 2016

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2016

A look at some of the species named this year

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image: Infographic: Partitioning the Genome

Infographic: Partitioning the Genome

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.

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image: The Human Virome

The Human Virome

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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image: Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

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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image: Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

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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image: Protein or Perish

Protein or Perish

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2016

A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.

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image: Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment

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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image: Nailing Down HAR Function

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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image: Understanding Human Accelerated Regions

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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