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Week in Review: January 6–10

By Tracy Vence | January 10, 2014

Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue

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Lab-Grown Kidney Buds

By Tracy Vence | November 19, 2013

Using human stem cells, investigators from the U.S. and Spain generate functional ureteric buds.

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Opinion: I Want My Kidney

By Shipra Agrawal | November 7, 2013

With the advent of xenotransplantation, tissues made from cell-seeded scaffolds, and 3-D-printing, custom-made organs must be right around the corner.

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Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Physics, Princeton University. Age: 39

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About Face

By Abby Olena | October 25, 2013

Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.

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Week in Review: September 30–October 4

By Tracy Vence | October 4, 2013

Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science

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Replacement Secretory Glands

By Tracy Vence | October 1, 2013

Researchers have engineered functional, lab-grown precursors to salivary and tear glands, successfully connecting them to ducts and nerves in mice.

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Bacterial Quid Pro Quo

By Tracy Vence | August 19, 2013

Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.

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Stem Cells Open Up Options

By Sabrina Richards | August 13, 2013

Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.

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image: Week in Review, June 17–21

Week in Review, June 17–21

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2013

On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity

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