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Positive Developments on the HIV Front

By Bob Grant | March 7, 2014

A gene-editing protocol shows promise, and a second baby who was started on antiretroviral drugs soon after birth appears to be virus-free a year later.

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High Protein, High Risk?

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 6, 2014

Low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans.

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A Twist of Fate

By Jonathan Slack | March 1, 2014

Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.

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Book Excerpt from Lucky Planet

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

In the book's prologue, author David Waltham compares a fictitious planet to Earth, highlighting the biologically supportive luck that our planet has enjoyed.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2014

The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | March 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Is Earth Special?

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2014

March 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Hwang Convictions Upheld

By Jef Akst | February 28, 2014

Just two weeks after discredited stem cell scientist Woo Suk Hwang received a US patent for his fraudulent work, his luck runs short as his convictions of embezzlement and bioethics violations are upheld.

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Week in Review: February 24–28

By Tracy Vence | February 28, 2014

New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes

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