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Monitoring Mitochondrial Mutations

By Catherine Offord | April 18, 2016

Induced pluripotent stem cells—particularly those generated from older patients—should be screened for defects in mitochondrial DNA, a study shows.

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Branching Out

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 11, 2016

Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.

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Low Mutation Rate in iPSCs

By Catherine Offord | April 11, 2016

The mutation rate in induced pluripotent stem cells is 10 times lower than in somatic cells, scientists show.

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A Gut Feeling

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine.

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Guts and Glory

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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Putting the Pee in Pluripotency

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2016

One man’s waste is another man’s treasure trove of stem cells.

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Immune Influence

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

In recent years, research has demonstrated that microbes living in and on the mammalian body can affect cancer risk, as well as responses to cancer treatment.

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Microbes Meet Cancer

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.

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Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach

By Tracy Vence | March 31, 2016

Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.

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How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains

By Tanya Lewis | March 30, 2016

Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.

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