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Review: The End of Sex

By Tanya Lewis | May 13, 2016

Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.

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With CRISPR, Modeling Disease in Mini Organs

By Tanya Lewis | May 6, 2016

Organoids grown from genetically edited stem cells are giving scientists a new tool to screen drugs and test treatments.

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Certain plant stem cells rarely divide, a study shows, possibly fending off an accumulation of potentially harmful genetic mutations in some species.

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Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016

Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.

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Cell Reprogramming Successes

By Catherine Offord | May 2, 2016

Two studies demonstrate the first direct, chemical reprogramming of mouse and human skin cells into heart muscle and neural cells.

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Animal Magnetism

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees

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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?

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More Than Skin Deep

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016

Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.

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Silent Canopies

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2016

A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.

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