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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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Unmasking Secret Identities

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2014

A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation

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Fish of Many Colors

By Abby Olena | January 23, 2014

Researchers seek insight into the pigmentation patterns of guppies and zebrafish.

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Week in Review: January 6–10

By Tracy Vence | January 10, 2014

Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue

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Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Physics, Princeton University. Age: 39

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About Face

By Abby Olena | October 25, 2013

Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.

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