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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2011

April 2011's selection of notable quotes

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PET Guerrilla

By Chris Tachibana | April 1, 2011

A former Uruguayan antigovernment rebel is developing a revolutionary diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Top 7 From F1000

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2011

A snapshot of the highest-ranked articles from a 30-day period on Faculty of 1000

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Epigenetic Changes in Cancer

By Manel Esteller | March 1, 2011

The study of how covalent marks on DNA and histones are involved in the origin and spread of cancer cells is also leading to new therapeutic strategies.

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Epigenetics and Society

By Andrew D. Ellington | March 1, 2011

Did Erasmus Darwin foreshadow the tweaking of his grandson’s paradigm?

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Bitter Pill

By Richard P. Grant | March 1, 2011

Editor's choice in drug discovery

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By Stefan Kubicek | March 1, 2011

There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.

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Another Revolution Needed?

By Fahd Al-Mulla | March 1, 2011

Counting the many plagues that threaten research in the Middle East and North Africa region

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Medicinal Alchemy, circa 1512

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

During the Middle Ages, alchemists developed sophisticated ways to tap the medicinal powers of the Earth’s bounty. Liber de Arte Distillandi, published in 1512, is a layman’s guide to the preparation of these natural medicines.

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Environmental Impact

By David Berreby | March 1, 2011

Research in behavioral epigenetics is seeking evidence that links experience to biochemistry to gene expression and back out again.

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