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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By Tom Curran | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.

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The Scientist’s Amanuensis

By Peter Murray-Rust and Brian Brooks | July 1, 2011

A virtual lab—where all sorts of parameters are monitored and recorded—promises researchers a higher degree of reproducibility.

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First, Do No Harm…

By Jim Woodgett | June 9, 2011

Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?

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Skeleton Keys

By Lewis Wolpert | May 14, 2011

There are a surprising number of unknowns about how our limbs come to be symmetrical.

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Medical Publishing for an N of One

By George D. Lundberg | April 1, 2011

New technologies and mind-sets are required for information delivery in the age of genomics.

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The Mark of Faith

By Robert E. Kingston | March 1, 2011

Testing a central tenet of epigenetic regulation

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Do Fruit Flies Dream of Electric Bananas?

By Björn Brembs | February 1, 2011

Visualizing neuronal activity in small brains over four dimensions

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Synthetic Spirits

By David Nutt | January 1, 2011

Can we use science to reduce the harms of alcohol?

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