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Longevity Study Lives On

By Cristina Luiggi | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | January 23, 2012

Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.

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Lasting Intelligence

By Cristina Luiggi | January 19, 2012

Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.

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Same Day Genomes

By Megan Scudellari | January 13, 2012

Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.

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Top Ten Innovations 2011

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist

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Cat Cravings

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2012

A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.

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High-Tech Choir Master

By Karen Hopkin | January 1, 2012

Elaine Mardis can make DNA sequencers sing, generating genome data that shed light on evolution and disease.

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2011's Best and Brightest

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 

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Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s

By Sabrina Richards | January 1, 2012

How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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