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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain

By Kate Yandell | April 2, 2014

Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.

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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By Bob Grant | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 20, 2014

The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.

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Agricultural Pest Out-Evolves GM Crop

By Bob Grant | March 19, 2014

The corn rootworm has become resistant to a genetically modified maize variety that produces an insecticidal toxin.

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A Twist of Fate

By Jonathan Slack | March 1, 2014

Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.

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image: E.U. Pushes Forward With GM Corn

E.U. Pushes Forward With GM Corn

By Bob Grant | February 13, 2014

The European Commission is set to approve a new strain of genetically modified maize despite opposition from member nations.

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Biodiversity = More (and Better) Coffee

By Bob Grant | February 11, 2014

Study finds that coffee plants grown in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro produce more coffee beans of a better quality if they are surrounded by thriving plant and animal communities.

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Neural Target for Autism?

By Jef Akst | February 7, 2014

Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.

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Genome Digest

By Abby Olena | February 6, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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