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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

March 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38

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How We Age

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

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Wrangling Retrotransposons

By Michael Van Meter, Andrei Seluanov, and Vera Gorbunova | March 1, 2015

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.

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Evolutionary Rewiring

By Ruth Williams | February 26, 2015

Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.

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Stem Cells Phone Home

By Jef Akst | February 26, 2015

A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.

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Engineered Biomarkers Could ID Cancer Cells

By Jenny Rood | February 23, 2015

Scientists develop synthetic blood-based biomarkers to amplify tumor signals in a mouse model.

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FDA OKs 23andMe Test

By Kerry Grens | February 20, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration will allow the personal genomics company to resume a disease-risk analysis.

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The Dark Side of Melanin

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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Exploring the Epigenome

By Jenny Rood | February 18, 2015

A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.

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