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Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?

By Jef Akst | June 15, 2017

A proposed mechanism for how bearded dragons with male chromosomes hatch as females at high temperatures


Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.


The new findings, obtained from cell culture experiments, could explain the link between infection with the virus during pregnancy and infant microcephaly.

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How Statistics Weakened mRNA’s Predictive Power

By Ruth Williams | May 22, 2017

Transcript abundance isn’t a reliable indicator of protein quantity, contrary to studies’ suggestions. 


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The RNA Age: A Primer

By Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017

Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.


The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.


Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.


Scientists discover transcripts from the same gene that can express both proteins and noncoding RNA.  

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Picking Out Patterns

By Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2017

Machine-learning algorithms can automate the analysis of cell images and data.

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Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.

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