Tag archive for biochemistry

A deeper understanding of genetics may unlock autism’s mysteries

Researchers combine science and detective work as they piece together clues, cell by cell, to solve a genetic puzzle behind an increasingly common disorder.

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Roots and shoots

That smell, familiar but unexpected in a laboratory: just-cut grass, fresh fodder for livestock, the smell of chloroplasts breaking open.

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Waking from the nightmare of sleeping sickness

You’ve heard, “Starve a fever,” but what Jim Morris is trying to starve out is African sleeping sickness.

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Dysentery’s life raft

In regions with poor sanitation, amoebic dysentery delivers gut-wrenching misery to about 50 million people worldwide.

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