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[Review] Human tissues in a dish: The research and ethical implications of organoid technology The ability to generate human tissues in vitro from stem cells has raised enormous expectations among the biomedical research community, patients, and the general public. These organoids enable studies of normal development and disease and allow the testi
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[Errata] Erratum for the Report Volcanic tremor and plume height hysteresis from Pavlof Volcano, Alaska by D. Fee, M. M. Haney, R. S. Matoza, A. R. Va Read full story for latest details.
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[Research Article] Distortion of histone octamer core promotes nucleosome mobilization by a chromatin remodeler Adenosine 5-triphosphate (ATP)dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes play essential biological roles by mobilizing nucleosomal DNA. Yet, how DNA is mobilized despite the steric constraints placed by the histone octamer remains unknown. Using methyl transv
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[Research Article] Tumor aneuploidy correlates with markers of immune evasion and with reduced response to immunotherapy Immunotherapies based on immune checkpoint blockade are highly effective in a subset of patients. An ongoing challenge is the identification of biomarkers that predict which patients will benefit from these therapies. Aneuploidy, also known as somatic cop
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[Research Article] The role of dimer asymmetry and protomer dynamics in enzyme catalysis Freeze-trapping x-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and computational techniques reveal the distribution of states and their interconversion rates along the reaction pathway of a bacterial homodimeric enzyme, fluoroacetate dehalogenase (FAc
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[Editorial] Everyone should try The new year brings opportunities to think creatively about finding solutions to difficult problems. It's a chance to affirm that although views may differ dramatically, we should try to work effectively with one another. My namesake believed in this. Jer
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[In Depth] Science suffers in cold war over polar base It's summer in Antarctica, the season for science. But at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, Belgium's futuristic research outpost in East Antarctica, not a single Belgian researcher is at work. A protracted dispute between the Belgian go
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[In Depth] Mixed results from cancer replications unsettle field The first results of a high-profile effort to replicate dozens of influential papers in cancer biology are roiling the biomedical community. Of the five studies the project has tackled so far, some involving experimental treatments already in clinical tri
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[In Depth] Unique free electron laser laboratory opens in China China has become the latest country making a free electron laser available to its scientists. Researchers around the world want access to these lasers because they are an advance on the synchrotron light sources that have been the workhorses of protein cr
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[In Depth] How do gut microbes help herbivores? Counting the ways No matter what a vegan may tell you, a solely plant-based diet is a tough way to get all the calories and nutrients you need. Unless you have the right microbial partners. At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
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