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Irisin Redeemed

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 13, 2015

Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  

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A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Spleen Collectors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

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