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Bad Raps

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2014

Understanding animal diseases—for their sake and for ours


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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.


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Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One

By John Archibald | December 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2014

Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable


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Desktop Human

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.


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Homo Minutus

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

A miniature platform with multiple organ-on-a-chip constructs aims to speed up drug discovery—and create better transplants for patients.

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Honorable Innovation

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2014

Runners up in the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 competition


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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2014

December 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Top 10 Innovations 2014

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2014

The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.

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Mosquito Genomes Galore

By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014

Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.

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