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Heritable Histones

By Ruth Williams | September 18, 2014

Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.

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Giant DNA Origami

By Jef Akst | September 18, 2014

Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.

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Crossing Boundaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2014

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.

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Entry Requirements

By Nicholette Zeliadt | September 1, 2014

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies

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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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Contributors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Small Packages

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2014

When proverbs come true

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A Vaulted Mystery

By Eufemia S. Putortì and Massimo P. Crippa | August 1, 2014

Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.

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Next Generation: See-through Mice

By Ruth Williams | July 31, 2014

An improved tissue-clearing technique makes whole animals transparent.

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Week in Review: July 21–25

By Tracy Vence | July 25, 2014

Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle

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