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Control ALT, Delete Cancer

By Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, and Jeremy D. Henson | April 1, 2015

Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway

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Enhanced Enhancers

By Eric Olson | November 1, 2014

The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.

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Remaking Nature

By Kent H. Redford | August 1, 2013

Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.

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Avoiding Animal Testing

By Andrew Rowan | December 1, 2011

Advances in cell-culture technologies are paving the way to the complete elimination of animals from the laboratory.

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Vive la Différence

By H. Steven Wiley | September 1, 2011

Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.

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Desperately Seeking Radioisotopes

By Robert E. Schenter | July 1, 2011

New strategies are needed to address the current and future shortages of radioisotopes that threaten medical research and treatment.

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At the Tipping Point

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2011

Data standards need to be introduced—now.

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Garage Innovation

By Rob Carlson | January 1, 2011

The potential costs of regulating synthetic biology must be counted against putative benefits.

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