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Sense and Sensibility

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016

Tailored combinations of a reporter and a ligand-binding domain allow for sensing just about any molecule of interest.

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Sensors for All

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016

A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes

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Skin Cells Turned Into Immature Sperm

By Tanya Lewis | April 29, 2016

The reprogrammed germ-like cells were unable to fertilize eggs, however. 

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First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy

By Kerry Grens | April 25, 2016

A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres. 

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Stem Cells for Personalized Pain Therapy Testing

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 21, 2016

Using patient-derived stem cells, researchers create laboratory neuron models that reflect a patient’s response to a pain drug.

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“Hunger Hormone” No More?

By Ruth Williams | April 20, 2016

Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.

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AACR Q&A: Angelika Amon

By The Scientist Staff | April 19, 2016

The aneuploidy expert shares what she has learned at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

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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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Tracking Zika’s Evolution

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2016

Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 

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Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease

By Kerry Grens | April 15, 2016

Patients with neonatal progeroid syndrome lack a glucose-releasing hormone, while people with insulin resistance have an abundance.

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