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Manipulative Microbiomes

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.

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Rethinking Telomeres

By Kate Yandell | March 1, 2015

Not only do telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes, they also modulate gene expression over cells’ lifetimes.

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B Cell Bosses

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2015

Gut bacteria in mice spur regulatory B cells to differentiate and release an anti-inflammatory cytokine.

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Nibbled? No Problem

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 1, 2015

Making extra copies of their genomes allows some plants to better withstand damage.

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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.

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Straighten Out

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2015

Forces from bidirectional growth plates mechanically realign broken bones in infant mice.

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A Long Line of LINEs

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2014

Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.

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Sexless Hook-Up

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

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Long-Distance Call

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.

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Avoiding Salt

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.

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