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Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm

By Jef Akst | October 19, 2016

The tails of polygamous deer mice sperm have longer midsections than the sperm tails of monogamous individuals of a similar species, and this correlates with improved swimming and competitive ability.

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Cellular Cartography

By Jef Akst | October 18, 2016

Researchers launch an initiative to generate a complete atlas of all cells in the human body.

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Molecular Machinists Win Nobel

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 5, 2016

Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.

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Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

By Karen Zusi | October 1, 2016

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.

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How to Track Translation in Living Cells

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2016

Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.

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Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation

By Alison F. Takemura | October 1, 2016

NSAIDs reduce this "parainflammation," hinting at how they help lower cancer risk.

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Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2016

Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.

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Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2016

Newly developed techniques from four different groups rely on the same basic steps to track translation in live cells.

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Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine

By Karen Zusi | October 1, 2016

Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.

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Thirty Years of Progress

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.

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