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Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014

A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.

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When Stop Means Go

By Ruth Williams | May 22, 2014

A survey of trillions of base pairs of microbial DNA reveals a considerable degree of stop codon reassignment.

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Border Collies vs. E. coli

By Bob Grant | May 21, 2014

A study shows that the herding dogs can be an effective means of controlling bacterial infections spread by seagulls.

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Birds of a Genome

By Jef Akst | May 21, 2014

Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.

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Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina

By Jef Akst | May 19, 2014

The overly simplistic notion of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiome is giving way to an appreciation of diverse and dynamic bacterial communities.

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Opinion: Pairing Discovery with Regulatory Rigor

By Shawna Jackman | May 13, 2014

To move cell-based therapies into the clinic, academic researchers may benefit by consulting researchers outside of academia and the biopharma industry.

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Diseased Heart Chip

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2014

In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

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Week in Review: May 5–9

By Tracy Vence | May 9, 2014

Synthetic base pairs replicated in vivo; cardiac stem cells questioned; miniature neurotransmissions and synaptic development; neurogenesis and memory loss; STAP saga continues

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Back from the Blacklist?

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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More Doubt Cast Over Cardiac Stem Cells

By Kerry Grens | May 7, 2014

Contrary to previous reports, cell lineage tracing reveals stem cells in the heart rarely contribute to new muscle.

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