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CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing

By Kerry Grens | April 6, 2015

Researchers apply the genome-editing technology to alter histones at distant gene enhancers, controlling gene expression.

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Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service

By Bob Grant | April 6, 2015

The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.

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Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

The “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.

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Enzyme Improves CRISPR

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2015

A smaller Cas9 protein enables in vivo genome engineering via viral vectors.

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Book Excerpt from p53

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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Cancer Kismet

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2015

Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool

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Contributors

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

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

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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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The Challenges of Precision

By Adam Marcus | April 1, 2015

Researchers face roadblocks to treating an individual patient’s cancer as a unique disease.

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