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CRISPR Therapy in a Dish

By Kerry Grens | December 8, 2015

Redirecting the gene-editing tool to modulate gene expression, researchers restore protein function in cells from a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Owl Be Darned

By The Scientist Staff | December 4, 2015

Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.

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The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4

By Jef Akst | December 4, 2015

Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?


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Week in Review: November 30–December 4

By Jef Akst | December 4, 2015

Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions


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Let’s Talk Human Engineering

By Jef Akst | December 3, 2015

Experts continue to discuss the logistics and ethical considerations of editing human genomes at a historic meeting in Washington, DC. 


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A Beast from the East

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2015

Researchers unearth a dog-size, horned dinosaur from eastern North America, whose features suggest evolutionary isolation from western dinos.


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Repositioning Ctenophores

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2015

Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.


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Carry-On Luggage

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.


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By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

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


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