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image: Infographic: Nanostraw Extraction

Infographic: Nanostraw Extraction

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise a way to sample living proteins and RNAs from cells by using an electric current to briefly open pores in the membrane.

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image: Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

By Shawna Williams | October 1, 2017

Using a drug to freeze RNA polymerase II on Drosophila DNA, researchers found that transcription could not continue.

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image: Infographic: Writing with DNA

Infographic: Writing with DNA

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

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image: Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.

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image: Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA

Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA

By Skirmantas Kriaucionis | September 1, 2017

To expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.

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The new technique helped pig tibias heal in just eight weeks.

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image: Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal

Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Phosphorylation of a protein called Sara found on the surface of endosomes appears to be a key regulator of asymmetric splitting in fruit flies.

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image: Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

In six states and the District of Columbia, terminally ill patients can get a perscription for a life-ending drug, and several additional states are considering legalizing the practice.

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image: Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

Throughout the world, laws governing how terminally ill patients can choose to die vary widely.

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