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Image of the Day: Tubular Origins

By The Scientist Staff | March 23, 2017

Murine neural tubes, with each image highlighting a different embryonic tissue type (blue). The neural tube itself (left) grows into the brain, spine, and nerves, while the mesoderm (middle) develops into other organs, and the ectoderm (right) forms skin, teeth, and hair.


image: Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By Ruth Williams | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.


Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells.


image: Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.


The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.


image: From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 1, 2017

Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.


image: Science Your Plants!

Science Your Plants!

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2017

CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.

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image: Scientists Identify a Viral Communication System

Scientists Identify a Viral Communication System

By Joshua A. Krisch | January 20, 2017

A team finds that viruses can sense chemical signals and use them to decide whether to kill or infect their hosts.

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Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.


image: Keeping CRISPR in Check

Keeping CRISPR in Check

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 14, 2016

In bacteriophage genomes, researchers find three anti-CRISPR proteins that naturally inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 in one bacterial species and can do the same in human cells. 

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