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Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

By Ruth Williams | November 17, 2016

Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.

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Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.

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The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.

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Blue Leaf Special

By Tracy Vence | October 26, 2016

Begonia plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.

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Week in Review: October 17–21

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2016

Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds

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Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm

By Jef Akst | October 19, 2016

The tails of polygamous deer mice sperm have longer midsections than the sperm tails of monogamous individuals of a similar species, and this correlates with improved swimming and competitive ability.

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Cellular Cartography

By Jef Akst | October 18, 2016

Researchers launch an initiative to generate a complete atlas of all cells in the human body.

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Molecular Machinists Win Nobel

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 5, 2016

Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.

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Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

By Karen Zusi | October 1, 2016

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.

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How to Track Translation in Living Cells

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2016

Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.

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