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Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2016
By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.
Book Excerpt from <em>Seven Skeletons</em>
Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons
Lydia Pyne | Jul 31, 2016
In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.
CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials
CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2016
Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.
Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer
Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 20, 2016
Researchers engineer bacteria that deliver an anti-tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing. 
Distinguishing Circulating Tumor from Normal Cell-Free DNA
Distinguishing Circulating Tumor from Normal Cell-Free DNA
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 19, 2016
Fragments of circulating DNA from tumors are around 20 to 30 base pairs shorter than those from healthy cells, researchers report.
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2016
Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.
CRISPR Combats Herpes
CRISPR Combats Herpes
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 5, 2016
Scientists use the gene editing technology to target active and latent virus in mammalian cell cultures.
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jul 1, 2016
Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics