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Veronique Greenwood

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    The Overlooked Link Between Two of This Year’s Nobel Prizes

    To better understand the molecules described by the latest prize in medicine, we will need the technique recognized by the latest prize in chemistry.

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    The Unbearable Weirdness of CRISPR

    How the genome of a salt-loving microbe led to a world-changing technology.

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    Teaching Your Body to Fight the Enemy Within

    Could our own immune systems be taught to find and destroy cancer cells?

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    How Circadian Clocks Differ From Sleep

    The circadian clock is in nearly every cell, and researchers have untangled many of its secrets. But sleep has been harder to pin down.

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    Why Some Genetic Miscues Are Helpful

    A new look at the reasons why organisms missing pairs of genes sometimes do much better than normal.