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New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.


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A Tree Takes Root

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 1, 2016

Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.


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Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules

By Sean B. Carroll | April 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.


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By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.


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Death in the Dust

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.

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Guts and Glory

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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Parallel Plagues

By Sean B. Carroll | April 1, 2016

Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.


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Pulling It All Together

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

Systems-biology approaches offer new strategies for finding hard-to-identify drug targets for cancer.


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Minimal Genome Created

By Ruth Williams | March 24, 2016

Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.


Their $1.5 billion bid, which topped Thermo Fisher Scientific’s $1.3 billion offer for the genetic analysis company, was rejected.


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