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The Telltale Tail

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.


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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain

By Kate Yandell | April 2, 2014

Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.

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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By Bob Grant | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 20, 2014

The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.


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A Twist of Fate

By Jonathan Slack | March 1, 2014

Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.


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Neural Target for Autism?

By Jef Akst | February 7, 2014

Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.


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Meiosis Maven

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 1, 2014

Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.

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Palade Particles, 1955

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

Electron microscopy led to the first identification of what would later be known as ribosomes.


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Unmasking Secret Identities

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2014

A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation


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