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2017 Top 10 Innovations

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year’s best new products shine on many levels.

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Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit

By Diana Kwon | August 2, 2017

While the epigenetic clock is a useful tool for research and has solid scientific backing, scientists say the product’s use to consumers is limited.


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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness

By Shawna Williams | July 26, 2017

The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.


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How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”

By Diana Kwon | May 22, 2017

Using brain scans and methylation markers, scientists develop ways to assess neurologic aging in humans.


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By Diana Kwon | April 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2017 issue of The Scientist.


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Hitting It Out of the Park

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2017

Cancer can be as evasive and slippery as a spitball, but new immunotherapies are starting to connect.


Measuring PD-L1 levels was a great start. Now we need to quantify more protein biomarkers, assess the tumor mutational landscape, and examine immune cell signatures, too.


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Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.


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Cancer Tissue Repository Launched

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2016

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.


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Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 25, 2015

Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.  


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