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With the arrival of a new class of single-nucleotide editors, researchers can target the most common type of pathogenic SNP in humans.

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The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

By | October 24, 2017

Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.

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Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.

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The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.

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Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color

By | October 12, 2017

Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.

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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.

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Critics of the proposed curriculum say it leaves out important information relating to climate change and evolution.

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Damage Patroller

By | October 1, 2017

Stephen Elledge has built a career studying how eukaryotic cells maintain genomic integrity.

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The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.

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