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How Autophagy Works
How Autophagy Works
Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | Feb 1, 2012
There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. 
The Enigmatic Membrane
Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | Feb 1, 2012
Despite years of research, the longstanding mystery of where the autophagosome gets its double lipid bilayers is not much clearer.
Sweet and Sour Science
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2012
Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.
The Making of a Trait
Megan Scudellari | Jan 26, 2012
Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.
Speed Gene Traced to One Founder
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 26, 2012
Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.
Longevity Study Lives On
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 24, 2012
A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 23, 2012
Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.
Lasting Intelligence
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.