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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2016

January 2016's selection of notable quotes

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Telomerase Overdrive

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 1, 2016

Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.

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RNA Methylation Dynamics

By Dan Dominissini, Chuan He, and and Gidi Rechavi | January 1, 2016

Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.

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Speaking of Science 2015

By Bob Grant | December 31, 2015

A year’s worth of noteworthy quotes

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Ancient Irish

By Jef Akst | December 30, 2015

The genomes of a 5,200-year-old woman and three 4,000-year-old men yield clues about the founding of Celtic populations.

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Discoverer of G Proteins Dies

By Kerry Grens | December 29, 2015

Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.

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Antimalarial Drug Mechanism Explained

By Karen Zusi | December 29, 2015

Artemisinin targets multiple parasite proteins after being activated by the iron in heme cofactors.

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Genes’ Cycles Change with Age

By Kerry Grens | December 23, 2015

As the rhythmic expression of many genes falls out of sync in older human brains, a subset of transcripts gain rhythmicity with age.

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GM Calves Move to University

By Kerry Grens | December 21, 2015

The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.

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Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs

By Ashley P. Taylor | December 21, 2015

The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.

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