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Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome

By Edyta Zielinska | September 29, 2011

The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.

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More Thoughts on Humanized Animals

By Jef Akst | September 27, 2011

A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.

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Encrypting E. coli

By Kerry Grens | September 26, 2011

Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.

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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.

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Sexually Confused Dog

By Jef Akst | September 23, 2011

A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.

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European and South African Scientists Share Resources

By Tia Ghose | September 23, 2011

A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By Edyta Zielinska | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned

By Bob Grant | September 21, 2011

Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.

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Opinion: Animals with Human Material

By Martin Bobrow | September 21, 2011

Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.

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Plant RNAs Found in Mammals

By Cristina Luiggi | September 20, 2011

MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.

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