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Fighting Viruses with RNAi

By Ruth Williams | October 10, 2013

The long-debated issue of whether mammals can use RNA interference as an antiviral defense mechanism is finally put to rest.

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Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions

By Ed Yong | October 10, 2013

Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results. 

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Bonding in the Lab

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2013

How to make your lab less like a factory and more like a family

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Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine

By Robert Perlman | October 1, 2013

In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | October 1, 2013

Perv, Behind the Shock Machine, The Gaia Hypothesis, and Life at the Speed of Light

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2013

October 2013's selection of notable quotes

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New Organelle: The Tannosome

By Kerry Grens | September 23, 2013

Researchers identify a structure in plants responsible for the production of tannins.

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Inducing Pluripotency Every Time

By Ed Yong | September 18, 2013

By removing a single gene, adult cells can be reprogrammed into a stem-like state with nearly 100 percent efficiency.

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The Price of DNA IDs

By Jef Akst | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars

By Brad Fenwick | September 4, 2013

Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics

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