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Brain Drain

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2015

The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.


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New Immunity

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2015

A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.


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New Legs to Stand On

By Mary Beth Aberlin | June 1, 2015

Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA


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Not So Noncoding

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

An RNA thought to be noncoding in fact encodes a small protein that regulates calcium uptake in muscle.


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Silencing Surprise

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

A chromatin remodeler in embryonic stem cells clears the DNA for mRNA transcription while stifling the expression of noncoding transcripts.


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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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Genomes Point the Way

By Ruth Williams | May 28, 2015

Sequence analysis of Egyptian, Ethiopian, and non-African peoples indicates a likely route taken by modern humans migrating out of Africa.

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Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 27, 2015

Mammalian Y chromosome genes with important functions are transferred to autosomal chromosomes more often than previously thought, a study shows.


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Oldest Stone Tools Discovered

By Bob Grant | May 26, 2015

Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.


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Of Dogs and Men

By Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015

Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.


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