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Losing Languages

By | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide

By | September 2, 2014

How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs

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Arctic Expansion

By | September 2, 2014

Genetic analysis reveals the history of the earliest human migrations in the region.

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Book Excerpt from The Lagoon

By | September 1, 2014

Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.

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A Long Line of LINEs

By | September 1, 2014

Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.

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Aristotelian Biology

By | September 1, 2014

The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.

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Banking on iPSCs

By | September 1, 2014

A flurry of induced pluripotent stem cell banks are coming online, but they face significant business challenges.

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2014

An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence, and Dataclysm

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Rewritten in Blood

By | September 1, 2014

A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells.

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Sexless Hook-Up

By | September 1, 2014

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

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