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Viral Hijackers

By Hannah Waters | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Truly Phenome-nal

By Hannah Waters | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in microbiology

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Taking Shape

By Richard P. Grant | April 1, 2011

Floral bouquets are the most ephemeral of presents. The puzzle of how flowers get their shape, however, is more enduring. 

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The Footprints of Winter

By Ralf Müller and Justin Goodrich | March 1, 2011

Epigenetic marks laid down during the cold months of the year allow flowering in spring and summer.

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Come Inside

By Richard P. Grant | March 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Imprinting Diversity

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

Joachim Messing talks about how genomic imprinting may be a strong driver of diversity.

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Resistant to Failure

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.

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The Great Escape

By Richard P. Grant | February 1, 2011

  Editor's choice in microbiology  

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Losers Fight Back

By Richard P. Grant | February 1, 2011

Editor's choice in developmental biology

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Mining Bacterial Small Molecules

By L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | January 1, 2011

As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.

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