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Loss of Potential

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

In the fruit fly, the ability of neural stem cells to make the full repertoire of neurons is regulated by the movement of key genes to the nuclear periphery.


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Epigenetics of Embryonic Stem Cells

By Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013

Researchers track DNA modifications and gene expression in stem cells as they differentiate.

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Branching Out

By Dan Cossins | April 1, 2013

Satellites of the Golgi apparatus generate the microtubules used to grow outer dendrite branches in Drosophila neurons.


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Pluripotent Until Needed

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Microarrays help keep induced pluripotent stem cell lines in check, from start to finish.


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Smurf-y Old Age

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.


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All In Proportion

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 2, 2013

Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.


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A Sea Dragon Revealed, 1823

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

A sharp-eyed fossil prospector and self-taught paleontologist, Mary Anning discovered several extraordinary Mesozoic marine reptiles.


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By Beth Marie Mole | March 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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The Rebirth of DIYbio

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2013

Do-it-yourself science is likely as old as science itself, driven by an inherent curiosity about the world around us.

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Instant Messaging

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.


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