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Inside Information

By Abby Olena | December 16, 2013

Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.

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Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet

By Jef Akst | December 13, 2013

Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.

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Week in Review: December 9–13

By Tracy Vence | December 13, 2013

Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins

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Week in Review: December 2–6

By Tracy Vence | December 6, 2013

Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity

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A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity

By Ruth Williams | December 5, 2013

Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.

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Opinion: Of Mice and Men

By K. John Morrow Jr. | December 3, 2013

Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | December 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Intracellular Spirals

By Kate Yandell | December 1, 2013

Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.

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Organelle Architecture

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2013

Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.

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