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With a fully sequenced genome in hand, scientists hope they are finally poised to learn how axolotls regenerate lost body parts.
The more closely geneticists look at complex traits and diseases, the harder it gets to find active genes that don’t play some part in them.
Being able to think like a physicist helps Carina Curto, a mathematician-turned-neuroscientist, pull insights about the human brain out of theoretical models.
Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs.
Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialogue between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for a larger concept about how the brain works.
The inventors of a “Swiss army knife” for genome editing received prestigious honors, as did pioneering scientists in astrophysics and neuroscience.