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The Spleen Collectors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

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Cancer Kismet

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.

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Smoke Detectors

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2013

Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.

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Ancient Appearances

By Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013

A new DNA assay developed by forensic scientists helps archaeologists reconstruct eye and hair color from old teeth and bones.

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The Stuff of Nightmares

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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A Scientist Emerges

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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3-D Printing

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2012

Is printing out your own lab equipment, molecular models, and drug compounds the wave of the future?

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A Can of Worms

By Sabrina Richards | June 1, 2012

Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History use DNA barcoding to show that even sardines infected with nematodes can still be kosher.

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From Bones to Brains

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.

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Sweet and Sour Science

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.

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