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Getting Animal Research Right

By Andrew Jefcoat | March 1, 2016

Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.

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Things That Go Bump

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2016

Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.

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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.

By Bob Grant | February 2, 2016

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2016

January 2016's selection of notable quotes

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The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4

By Jef Akst | December 4, 2015

Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?

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The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.

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Fiddling with Human Genes

By Tracy Vence | November 30, 2015

A look at the technologies now helping researchers edit human genes and discussions of the controversy that has ensued.

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Reining in Gene Drives

By Karen Zusi | November 18, 2015

Researchers have developed two methods to avoid the unchecked spread of engineered genes through wild populations.

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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By Bob Grant | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.

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