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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.


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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Prescient Placenta

By Christopher Coe | August 1, 2015

The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

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Sperm From Ovaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 11, 2015

With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 

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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.


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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?


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Short, Strong Signals

By Ruth Williams | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.


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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.


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