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By Abby Olena | December 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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Intracellular Spirals

By Kate Yandell | December 1, 2013

Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.


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Organelle Architecture

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2013

Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.


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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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One Man's Trash...

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2013

Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.


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Taking Shape

By Wallace F. Marshall | December 1, 2013

The causes of a cell’s three-dimensional structure remain a fundamental mystery of cell biology.


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Top 10 Innovations 2013

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2013

The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.


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Week in Review: November 18–22

By Tracy Vence | November 22, 2013

Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”


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