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Life in Lake Vostok?

By Dan Cossins | March 13, 2013

Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.

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All In Proportion

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 2, 2013

Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.

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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | March 1, 2013

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

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Instant Messaging

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.

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Bigfoot DNA is Bunk

By Dan Cossins | February 15, 2013

The group that last year claimed to have sequenced the Sasquatch genome has finally published its data in a brand new “journal,” and geneticists are not impressed.  

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Genetic Privacy for Suspects?

By Dan Cossins | February 12, 2013

In an upcoming hearing, the US Supreme Court will decide on whether police can take DNA samples from suspects who have not been convicted.

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Fellow Travelers

By Dan Cossins | February 1, 2013

Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.

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Go Forth, Cells

By Dan Cossins | February 1, 2013

Watch the cell transplant experiments in zebrafish that suggest certain embryonic cells rely on intrinsic directional cues for collective migration.

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Solitary Sequencing

By Beth Marie Mole | December 21, 2012

Decoding the genome of a single cell could reveal previously overlooked levels of genetic variation.

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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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