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Contributors

By | October 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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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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Designer DNA

By | October 1, 2017

Computational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids

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Drugging the Disorderome

By | October 1, 2017

Strategies for targeting intrinsically disordered proteins

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

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Introducing Batman

By | October 1, 2017

Daniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.

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Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain

By | October 1, 2017

Researchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.

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Spider Silk

By | October 1, 2017

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.

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Teaching Humans to Echolocate

By | October 1, 2017

By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.

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Watch This Biofilm

By | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.

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