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Tubular cell ‘highways’ could change what we know about cell interactions

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[Researcher Yukiko Yamashita’s] group had been studying how fruit flies maintain their sperm supply and had engineered certain cells involved ...

Biotech firm launching platform to take on science’s reproducibility problem

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A biotechnology firm is ...

Stem cell tumor risk low after treatments

Nature | 
A major concern over using stem cells is the risk of tumours: but now a new study shows that It ...

Fountain-of-youth gene unleashes healing power

Nature | 
Mice that had been genetically engineered to develop tumours failed to do so. Instead, the animals grew up to be ...

Stem cells made with near-perfect efficiency

Nature | 
Researchers have for the first time converted cultured skin cells into stem cells with near-perfect efficiency. By removing a single ...
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An embarrassment of “-omes”: Which ones matter?

Nature | 
Forget the genome. We're drowning in transcriptomes, epigenomes, and other -omes. How many of these categories are useful and how ...

California stem-cell institute reacts to critical report

Nature | 
The following is an excerpt. California’s $3 billion stem-cell agency plans to make a few changes in response to an ...
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Court lifts cloud over embryonic stem cells

Nature | 
Nature.comCourt lifts cloud over embryonic stem cellsNature.comThe US Supreme Court's decision last week to throw out a lawsuit that would ...
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Safety of induced stem cells gets a boost

Nature | 
New research refutes a 2011 study which raised concerns over the side-effects of induced pluripotent stem cells as a treatment ...

Expert tours own exome, finds mainly false alarms

Nature | 
When 23andMe offered a few select clients the opportunity to have the protein-encoding portion of their genome sequenced, Gabe Rudy ...

Personal genomics in the classroom: Students sequence themselves

Nature | 
Medical and graduate students will get the chance to sequence and interpret their own genomes in what is being billed ...
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Artist uses epigenetics to practice ‘experimental philosophy’

Nature | 
The man in the bow tie says he can transform you into anyone you want. At the Modernism Gallery in ...

New DNA test pinpoints newborns’ genetic diseases in days

Nature | 
A faster DNA sequencing machine and streamlined analysis of the results can diagnose genetic disorders in days rather than weeks, ...
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