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Thirty Years of Progress

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.

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Proprioception: The Sense Within

By Uwe Proske and Simon Gandevia | September 1, 2016

Knowing where our bodies are in space is critical for the control of our movements and for our sense of self.

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Changing Oceans Breed Disease

By Christie Wilcox | July 1, 2016

In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.

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Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2016

Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.

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A Scrambled Mess

By Karen Schindler | May 1, 2016

Why do so many human eggs have the wrong number of chromosomes?

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Viral Soldiers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2016

Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.

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Ghosts in the Genome

By Oliver J. Rando | December 1, 2015

How one generation’s experience can affect the next

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Inspired by Nature

By Daniel Cossins | August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

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Outbreak Observatory

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 1, 2015

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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What’s Old Is New Again

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2015

Revolutionary new methods for extracting, purifying, and sequencing ever-more-ancient DNA have opened an unprecedented window into the history of life on Earth.

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