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GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted

By Kerry Grens | January 18, 2016

One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.

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Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix

By Tracy Vence | January 11, 2016

The boards of both companies have agreed to a $1.3 billion deal, which is subject to Affymetrix shareholder approval.

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How Multicellularity Arose

By Jef Akst | January 11, 2016

Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 

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Disease-Linked Genes Questioned

By Jef Akst | January 6, 2016

Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.

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TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition

By Kerry Grens | January 5, 2016

A challenge to the first CRISPR patent just got teeth.

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Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 4, 2016

A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 

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CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice

By Kerry Grens | January 4, 2016

Three groups of researchers used the gene-editing method to restore a protein deficient in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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All Together Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2016

Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.

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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Fearless about Folding

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2016

Susan Lindquist has never shied away from letting her curiosity guide her research career.

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