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Week in Review: November 18–22

By Tracy Vence | November 22, 2013

Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”

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Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies

By Abby Olena | November 20, 2013

Frederick Sanger, who pioneered amino acid and DNA sequencing techniques, has passed away at age 95.

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Don’t Fear DIYbio

By Jef Akst | November 19, 2013

Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.

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Depression Speeds Aging

By Bob Grant | November 12, 2013

Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.

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Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

By Ed Yong | November 3, 2013

Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.

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Book Excerpt from Brave Genius

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.

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Chance and Necessity

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | November 1, 2013

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

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Penetrating the Brain

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.

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Evolving Pain Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.

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