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An Epi Phenomenon

By Karen Hopkin | December 1, 2012

While exploring the genetics of a rare type of tumor, Stephen Baylin discovered an epigenetic modification that occurs in most every cancer—a finding he’s helping bring to the clinic.

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Book Excerpt from Tibet Wild

By George B. Schaller | December 1, 2012

In the introduction to his latest book, renowned naturalist George Schaller describes the evolving role of the field biologist through the lens of his experiences with Himalayan wildlife.

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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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In the Long Run

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2012

Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?

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Playing the Field

By George B. Schaller | December 1, 2012

The role of field biologists is changing as conservation biology evolves and ecological challenges mount.

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Waking Cancer Cells

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.

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Top 10 Innovations 2012

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2012

The Scientist’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.

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Art Through the Nose

By Alla Katsnelson | November 29, 2012

A new show at New York’s Museum of Art and Design celebrates olfaction and the science behind modern perfume making.

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Can Worms Alleviate Autism?

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Autism researchers are testing the ability of whipworm eggs to treat autism in a new clinical trial.

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Architecture Reveals Genome’s Secrets

By Sabrina Richards | November 25, 2012

Three-dimensional genome maps are leading to a deeper understanding of how the genome’s form influences its function.

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