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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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Inherited Fears

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2013

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.

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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.


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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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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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