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Enzyme Design

By Jef Akst | December 3, 2014

Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.

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A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.


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All Systems Go

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2014

Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.


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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.


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New Piece of a Mysterious Channel

By Kerry Grens | November 25, 2014

Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.

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Google Offers Genome Storage, Analysis

By Kerry Grens | November 11, 2014

The Internet search giant joins a number of other companies offering cloud computing and genome storage.


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Mapping the Human Proteome

By Jef Akst | November 10, 2014

A comprehensive map of human proteins throughout the body identifies the testes as home to the most unique blend of gene products.


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Circular Chromosomes Straightened

By Kerry Grens | November 6, 2014

A newly described method linearizes circular chromosomes in yeast and caps them with telomeres to mimic natural chromosomes.

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Enhanced Enhancers

By Eric Olson | November 1, 2014

The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.


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Mitochondria Munchers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.

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