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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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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

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

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Human Touch

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2015

Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?

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The Spleen Collectors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

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Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35

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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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Single-Unit Synthetic Ribosome

By Ruth Williams | July 29, 2015

Scientists build a specialized ribosome with linked subunits that can translate designer transcripts in bacteria.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By Ruth Williams | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk

By Amanda B. Keener | July 22, 2015

A small study links the diversity of a person’s natural killer cell repertoire to risk of HIV infection following exposure to the virus.

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