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Visualizing Interpersonal Connection

By Tanya Lewis | April 4, 2016

People are attracted to others whose emotions they feel they can easily understand, according to a neuroimaging study.

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Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules

By Sean B. Carroll | April 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.

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Contributors

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Parallel Plagues

By Sean B. Carroll | April 1, 2016

Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.

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Simplified Magnetogenetics

By Jef Akst | March 25, 2016

A new technique allows researchers to rapidly and reversibly activate neurons with a magnetically sensitive protein.

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Recovering Lost Memories

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2016

Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.

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Observing Nascent Neurons in Action

By Catherine Offord | March 14, 2016

Scientists image the activity of adult-born neurons in the brains of waking mice, and reveal roles for the cells in learning and memory.

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A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.

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CRISPR Patent Investigation to Begin

By Jef Akst | March 9, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office is set to launch its “patent interference” inquiry into the competing patents on the gene-editing technology.

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Zika Infects Neural Progenitors

By Ruth Williams | March 4, 2016

Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.

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