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Beneficial Stats

By Aimee Swartz | March 1, 2015

Statisticians who normally crunch numbers to forecast trends in the food-service industry turn their attention to bettering treatment of ALS.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2015

Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders

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Reading Between the Pages

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.

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Rethinking Telomeres

By Kate Yandell | March 1, 2015

Not only do telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes, they also modulate gene expression over cells’ lifetimes.

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Slip Me Some Skin

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.

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Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38

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How We Age

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

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Nourishing the Aging Brain

By Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | March 1, 2015

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

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Wrangling Retrotransposons

By Michael Van Meter, Andrei Seluanov, and Vera Gorbunova | March 1, 2015

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.

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Evolutionary Rewiring

By Ruth Williams | February 26, 2015

Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.

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