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More-Primitive Stem Cells Produced

By Kate Yandell | September 11, 2013

Reprogramming cells within live mice yields a new type of induced pluripotent stem cell.

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Bird, Fish, and Fly Cells Reprogrammed

By Kerry Grens | September 5, 2013

Using mouse genes, researchers partially transform differentiated, non-mammalian cells into pluripotent stem cells.

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Out of Sync

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies

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Mind the Clock

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.

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Eat Less and Live Longer?

By Debamita Chatterjee | August 13, 2013

Mice on a low-calorie diet harbor a distinct population of gut microorganisms that helps prolong life.

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Cellular Pegs-in-Holes

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2013

Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.

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Gene Silencing Is Golden

By Carina Storrs | August 1, 2013

A beginner’s how-to on RNAi screening in mammalian cells

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Remaking Nature

By Kent H. Redford | August 1, 2013

Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.

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Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2013

How a dinner-table conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.

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Smoke Detectors

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2013

Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.

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