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Gingers More Prone to Skin Cancer

By Jef Akst | November 2, 2012

Researchers identify an unexpected molecular explanation for the higher incidence of skin cancer in redheads.

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Dolled-Up Turtles

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

Borrowing techniques from nail and hair salons, researchers have devised a method to tag small, previously untrackable sea turtles.

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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | November 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism

By Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | November 1, 2012

Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.

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The Road Less Traveled

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2012

First, Aravinda Chakravarti drew a map of how scientists might unravel the genetics of complex disease. Then he blazed the trail.

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Tumor Snipers

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2012

After two headline successes, companies rush to develop “smart bomb” cancer drugs.

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Turtles and Fingertips

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

Beauty salon technologies help researchers tag and follow young sea turtles like never before.

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Long and Rocky Roads

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies

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Metabolomics Sheds Light on TB Drug

By Sabrina Richards | November 1, 2012

Understanding the mechanism of a classic tuberculosis treatment could refine future strategies for TB drug development.

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A Window into Cancer

By Sabrina Richards | October 31, 2012

Researchers implant a glass pane in the abdominal walls of living mice to watch cancer cells metastasize to the liver.

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