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Skipping Pluripotency

By Jef Akst | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.

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Mouse Genomes Catalogued

By Sabrina Richards | September 14, 2011

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different mouse strains, boosting research into the genetic basis of phenotypic variation, disease, and evolution.

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Fluorescent Cats Aid Research

By Rachel Nuwer | September 13, 2011

Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.

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Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2011

Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Top 7 in Ecology

By Bob Grant | September 8, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000

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Opinion: The Invasive Ideology

By Matthew K. Chew and Scott P. Carroll | September 7, 2011

Biologists and conservationists are too eager to demonize non-native species.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By Jef Akst | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?

By Bob Grant | September 6, 2011

A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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