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How to Make a New Species

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.

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Sperm From Ovaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 11, 2015

With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 

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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses

By Tracy Vence | May 19, 2015

Scientists are one step closer to coaxing engineered yeast to produce morphine from a simple sugar.

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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.

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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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Contributors

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?

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Short, Strong Signals

By Ruth Williams | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.

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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.

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