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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Video Gamers Help Solve Disease

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2011

The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.

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$400M for Personalized Medicine

By Edyta Zielinska | December 8, 2011

The National Institutes of Health promises about $400 million to help get personalized genetics into the clinic.

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Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced

By Bob Grant | December 7, 2011

Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.

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The DNA Data Problem

By Bob Grant | December 5, 2011

Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?

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Stem Cells: Old vs. New

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2011

A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.

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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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Eye of Newt

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.

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Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42

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Newts' New Eyes

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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