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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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Mysterious Blockage

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Learn more about biliary atresia, a disease that inflicts newborn babies and young lambs whose mothers eat poisonous plants.

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Silence of the Lambs

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2015

A die-off of newborn lambs in Australia leads to the discovery of a new toxin and clues to a devastating liver disease in children.

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TB over Time

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2015

Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.

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Prostate Organoid from Stem Cells

By Jef Akst | July 30, 2015

Researchers construct a 3-D cell model of the prostate gland and use it to show that BPA exposure may increase the risk of cancer in the organ.

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Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

By Amanda B. Keener | July 29, 2015

A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.

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