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Robo Retina

By Daniel Palanker | October 1, 2014

Learn about the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis from one of its developers, Daniel Palanker of Stanford University.

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Life Science Reagents and Kits: Usage and Trends

By The Scientist Marketing Team | October 1, 2014

A survey of The Scientist readers identifies product trends and developments in life science reagents and kits.

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CRISPR Knock-in Mouse Debuts

By Bob Grant | September 29, 2014

Researchers have created a line of model mice that naturally express Cas9, paving the way for rapid precision gene-editing.

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GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub

By Kerry Grens | September 29, 2014

A campaign to build a direct-to-consumer genome sequencing service pulls the plug after two days of fundraising.

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Bacteriophage Boom?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 29, 2014

Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.

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Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity

By Ruth Williams | September 25, 2014

Documenting the epigenetic landscape of human innate immune cells reveals pathways essential for training macrophages.

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Muscle to Mind

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 25, 2014

Exercise-induced muscle metabolites protect the brain from stress-induced depression in a mouse model. 

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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By Molly Sharlach | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.

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Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security

By Jef Akst | September 22, 2014

The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Heritable Histones

By Ruth Williams | September 18, 2014

Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.

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