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A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.


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By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.


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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.


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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Prescient Placenta

By Christopher Coe | August 1, 2015

The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

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Sperm From Ovaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 11, 2015

With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 

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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.


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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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