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Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35


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Ancient Viruses as Gene Therapy Vectors

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 31, 2015

Researchers deploy ancestors of today’s adeno-associated viruses to deliver gene therapies without immune system interference.


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Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

By Bob Grant | July 27, 2015

Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.


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Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?

By Jef Akst | July 27, 2015

The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.

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NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk

By Amanda B. Keener | July 22, 2015

A small study links the diversity of a person’s natural killer cell repertoire to risk of HIV infection following exposure to the virus.


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“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

By Kerry Grens | July 20, 2015

A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  


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Novel Hantavirus Infection Method

By Bob Grant | July 3, 2015

Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.


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Brrrr-ying the Results

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.

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High-Flying Ducks

By Sarah Hewitt | July 1, 2015

Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.

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How to Make a New Species

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.


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