Latest Discovery Issue 1, 2016: Curing diseases with CRISPR
Over the past several years, huge advances in genome editing technologies have fueled an almost palpable excitement about the future of genome engineering. more ›
Latest Discovery Issue 5, 2015: Glowing mouse noses*
Ever since the first published anecdotal reports of luminescent rhinaria on some members of the diminutive reindeer subspecies R. tarandus pearyi, the public and the scientific community alike have been fascinated more ›
Latest Discovery Issue 4, 2015: Turkey wingmen
Later this week, many of you may gather together with family around a table adorned with a turkey. In a grocery store or on a farm, turkeys are remarkably uniform, but wild turkeys have remarkably diverse appearances and behaviors. more ›
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Latest Discovery Issue 3, 2015: Your brain is mutating
It has long been known that cells acquire mutations over time. In fact, ongoing random mutation rates are such that no two cells in a human body are identical. Unlike most cell types, which die and are frequently replaced more ›
Latest Discovery Issue 2, 2015: A new prion disease
About 50 years ago, scientists made the surprising discovery that some diseases, such as mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are transmitted by misfolded proteins, and not by viruses, bacteria more ›
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