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The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.

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New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.

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Activating genes for reprogramming factors for a short time transforms large numbers of differentiated cells into multipotent forms that could be useful for cell-based therapies.

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image: Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 

Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 

By The Scientist Staff | November 28, 2017

Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 

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image: Image of the Day: Blood Factory

Image of the Day: Blood Factory

By The Scientist Staff | November 20, 2017

In Drosophila larvae, the formation of blood cells takes place in a specialized organ, the lymph gland.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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image: Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body

Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body

By Ruth Williams | November 8, 2017

A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and has resolved a dermatology debate to boot.

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Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism

By The Scientist Staff | November 3, 2017

Scientists are making use of Xenopus tadpoles to study autism risk genes. 

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By Aggie Mika | November 1, 2017

An overview of this year's results in graphical form

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