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Koala Time Machine

By Dan Cossins | January 1, 2013

Old koala pelts from museum collections are helping researchers to learn more about the retroviral invasion that may be endangering the Australian marsupial.

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Genomics 101

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | December 1, 2012

Undergraduate students delve into genomics and synthetic biology thanks to a new breed of technologically advanced courses.

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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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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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The Sound of Color

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2012

A completely colorblind musician and painter perceives the world in a new way with help from technology.

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Cat Cravings

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2012

A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.

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Barcode High

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2011

The story of a group of high school students who, with the help of a Rockefeller University researcher, conducted and published studies on the biological provenance of sushi and teas from around New York City.

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Double Blind

By Cristina Luiggi | October 1, 2011

The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.

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Evolution, Tout de Suite

By Richard P. Grant | October 1, 2011

Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.

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Marauding Moths

By Jessica P. Johnson | October 1, 2011

Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.

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