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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.

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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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RoboSpleen

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Witness a bioinspired device developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute to treat sepsis.

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The Spleen Collectors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

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Inspired by Nature

By Daniel Cossins | August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

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Prostate Organoid from Stem Cells

By Jef Akst | July 30, 2015

Researchers construct a 3-D cell model of the prostate gland and use it to show that BPA exposure may increase the risk of cancer in the organ.

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Single-Unit Synthetic Ribosome

By Ruth Williams | July 29, 2015

Scientists build a specialized ribosome with linked subunits that can translate designer transcripts in bacteria.

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Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

By Bob Grant | July 27, 2015

Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.

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