September 2022, Issue 1 Table of Contents

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Feature

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Large Scientific Collaborations Aim to Complete Human Genome
Brianna Chrisman and Jordan Eizenga | Sep 1, 2022
Thirty years out from the start of the Human Genome Project, researchers have finally finished sequencing the full 3 billion bases of a person’s genetic code. But even a complete reference genome has its shortcomings.

Speaking of Science

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Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse

Critic at Large

Scientist to Watch

LAKSAMEE CAVE
Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate
Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate
The Middlebury College neuroscientist explores enzymes that affect brain cell development and neurodegeneration.

Careers

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Unionization Efforts Pick Up Across US Universities
Unionization Efforts Pick Up Across US Universities
Members of newly certified workers’ organizations at campuses across the US speak about how they achieved official recognition and what they’re planning for the years ahead.

Foundations

A postcard from the early 1900s depicting an Indigenous midden in Damariscotta, Maine.
Sticks and Bones, Circa 8000 BCE
Sticks and Bones, Circa 8000 BCE
Ancient stashes of animal bones, tools, and other artifacts are often dismissed as archaic garbage heaps, but the deposits provide glimpses of the cultural practices and environmental conditions of past Indigenous settlements.

Infographics

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Infographic: The Sequencing and Assembly of the Human Genome
Infographic: The Sequencing and Assembly of the Human Genome
With ever-advancing genetic technologies, researchers continue to document the genetic code of the human species.