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Widespread Plant Immune Tactics

By Jef Akst | February 22, 2016

A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.

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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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New CRISPR Patent Issued

By Jef Akst | February 18, 2016

Caribou Biosciences receives a patent related to the gene-editing technology.

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Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy

By Ruth Williams | February 11, 2016

Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.

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Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found

By Tracy Vence | February 9, 2016

Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.

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Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2016

Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.

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Aging Shrinks Chromosomes

By Ruth Williams | February 5, 2016

A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.

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Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | February 4, 2016

Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.

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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2016

Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.

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Life After Sequencing

By Eva Amsen | February 1, 2016

Fifteen years after publication of the human genome’s first draft sequence, what has become of the hundreds of researchers who worked on the project?

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