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The Scientist Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2021
A look back at some of the articles we most enjoyed reading, writing, and editing this year
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The Scientist Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2021
The Scientist Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2021

A look back at some of the articles we most enjoyed reading, writing, and editing this year

A look back at some of the articles we most enjoyed reading, writing, and editing this year

ABOVE: D.I. MACHT ET AL., J, PHARMACOL EXP THER, 1923; MODIFIED FROM © ISTOCK.COM, HEIN NOUWENS; THE SCIENTIST STAFF; MODIFIED FROM © ISTOCK.COM, JANIECBROS; © ISTOCK.COM, MENSHALENA; © ISTOCK.COM, WIR0MAN; L. GUO ET AL./PLOS GENETICS 2021/STEVE SYKES; SAKAI SHO
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a leopard gecko with an unusually yellow body
“Lemon Frost” Leopard Geckos’ Cancers Similar to Human Melanomas
Christie Wilcox | Jun 24, 2021
The color morph’s bright yellow hue and its propensity for skin tumors both likely stem from a gene implicated in a dangerous form of human skin cancer, suggesting the animals could make an ideal model for studying the disease.