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Genetically Modifying Trees To Fight Climate Change
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Technology Networks spoke with Russell Monson, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, to learn more about a recent study in which poplar trees were genetically modified to not harm air quality.

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Proteomics, "Zombie" Cells and Clinical Biomarkers of Aging
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In a new study scientists have harnessed advances in proteomics to extensively profile the secretions of senescent cells which are implicated in aging. Their analyses are collated in a database that is now available for researchers in the field.

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Missense, Nonsense and Frameshift Mutations: A Genetic Guide
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If you want to build a foundational understanding of genomics in both health and disease, it's important to be able to distinguish between the different type of genetic mutations that can occur. Here, we take a look at some of the mutations that can be encountered and the impact they have on the genome.

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Scientists Left Perplexed at Latest Alzheimer’s Drug Data
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In this article, we revisit the many twists and turns of the aducanumab clinical trials and explore the scientific community's response to the latest analysis of the data.

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Key Themes and Conversations From the First Lab of the Future Congress
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What do we mean by lab of the future? What innovations are required to get there? These are the key themes explored by this year's Lab of the Future Congress, summarized in this article.

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Metabolomics: A “Go-to” Approach in Systems Biology
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The measurement of low-molecular-weight metabolites and their intermediates reflects the dynamic response of the body to physiological, pathophysiological and developmental stimulus (e.g., aging). In this article, we explore how metabolomic profiling is advancing an array of scientific disciplines, including medicine and agriculture.

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Scientists Take Action To Stop Gender Inequality and Sexual Harassment in STEM
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In December 2018, a diverse group of scientific researchers gathered to challenge a key issue in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce: gender bias, and sexual harassment. Now, the conclusions from the meeting have been eloquently described by 23 authors in an article published in the journal Science.

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Nanodiscs: The Mobile Home for Membrane Proteins
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In this article, we explore the use of nanodiscs for overcoming the challenges associated with studying membrane proteins.

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Chronologically, I'm 23, but Biologically – I'm 26
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In this article, science writer Molly Campbell explores the growing trend of "epigenetic wellness", and puts her own DNA to the test, courtesy of Chronomics.

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Promises and Obstacles in Lipidomics Research
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A biomarker that represents the physiological environment of a cell at any given moment holds strong promise for quick and non-invasive diagnostics. The lipidome is gaining more traction among scientists in this field of research, and in this article, we explore why.

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