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Child Receives Transgenic Skin

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2018

A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and resolved a dermatology debate to boot.

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Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2017

The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.

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Lipids Take the Lead in Metastasis

By Amanda B. Keener | January 20, 2017

Researchers find diverse ways that the molecules can regulate cancer’s spread.

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Opinion: Toot Your Horn

By Jordan Gaines Lewis | October 6, 2016

Why (and how) scientists should advocate for their research with journalists and policymakers

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A patent dispute over CRISPR highlights the need for scientists to agree on IP ownership early.

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Two-Way Traffic

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2016

In mice, malignant cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home in on tumors and reduce their growth.

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Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing

By Kailash Gupta | September 3, 2015

Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | January 1, 2015

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?

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The Ocular Microbiome

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 1, 2014

Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.

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Banking on iPSCs

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2014

A flurry of induced pluripotent stem cell banks are coming online, but they face significant business challenges.

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