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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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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

April 2016's selection of notable quotes

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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.

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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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Book Review: Personal Trials

By Arthur L. Caplan | March 22, 2016

At first blush, do-it-yourself clinical trials seem pointless and reckless. But a deeper truth pervades the research and the patients who drive it forward.

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Origins of Dysentery

By Bob Grant | March 22, 2016

A new genomic analysis reveals that the pathogen responsible for the gastrointestinal disease likely originated in Europe and hitched a ride to new lands with settlers.

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CRISPR Can Tag RNA

By Kerry Grens | March 21, 2016

Modifications to the DNA-slicing program allow for monitoring the movement of messenger RNA.

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The 2016 Salary Survey Is Here

By The Scientist Staff | March 18, 2016

Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

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Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior

By Jef Akst | March 17, 2016

Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.

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Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split

By Kerry Grens | March 14, 2016

Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.

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