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The Scientist, Inaugural Issue, 1986

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2011

Twenty-five years later, the magazine is still hitting many of the same key discussion points of science.

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A Not-So-Short Circuit?

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

As neuroscientists look to the future of their field, they are beginning to delve into more complex factors that define our emotions and intentions.

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Charting the Course

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2011

Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.

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Double Blind

By Cristina Luiggi | October 1, 2011

The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.

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Evolution, Tout de Suite

By Richard P. Grant | October 1, 2011

Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.

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Opinion: Evolving Engineering

By George M. Church | October 1, 2011

Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.

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Opinion: Synthesizing Life

By J. Craig Venter | October 1, 2011

Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.

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Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome

By Stephen Friend | October 1, 2011

By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.

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image: The Human Genome Project, Then and Now

The Human Genome Project, Then and Now

By Walter F. Bodmer | October 1, 2011

An early advocate of the sequencing of the human genome reflects on his own predictions from 1986.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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