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RNA Epigenetics
RNA Epigenetics
Gidi Rechavi, Chuan He, Dan Dominissini | Jan 1, 2016
DNA isn’t the only decorated nucleic acid in the cell. Modifications to RNA molecules are much more common and are critical for regulating diverse biological processes.
Cellular Rehab
Cellular Rehab
Elie Dolgin | Dec 1, 2015
Physical therapy and exercise are critical to the success of cell therapies approaching the clinic.
Ghosts in the Genome
Ghosts in the Genome
Oliver J. Rando | Dec 1, 2015
How one generation’s experience can affect the next
Top 10 Innovations 2015
Top 10 Innovations 2015
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Amanda B. Keener, Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.
Obesogens
Obesogens
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
Low doses of environmental chemicals can make animals gain weight. Whether they do the same to humans is a thorny issue.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
Sex Differences in the Brain
Sex Differences in the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.
Brain Gain
Brain Gain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.
Lost Colonies
Lost Colonies
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Next-generation sequencing has identified scores of new microorganisms, but getting even abundant bacterial species to grow in the lab has proven challenging.