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    The Vast Viral World: What We Know (and Don’t Know)

    Exploring the minuscule and mysterious world of viruses.

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    Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA

    A bold project codes human data into microbes that will survive for millions of years.

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    What Defines a Stem Cell?

    Our cells have more diverse regenerative capabilities than anyone expected.

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    Why Do Jellyfish Glow?

    A fluorescent protein helped researchers illuminate human cellular biology.

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    How Water Can Identify Murder Victims and Fake Scotch

    These maps pinpoint an object’s origins by the isotope ratio in the water.

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    Ingenious: Nick Lane

    The biochemist explains the elements of life, sex, and aging.

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    Yes, Life in the Fast Lane Kills You

    New insights into mitochondria reveal how life expends energy.

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    How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

    Burgers and fries have nearly killed our ancestral microbiome.

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    Infected Monkeys and Other Cautionary Tales From the Biolab

    No matter how safe the lab is, humans working with deadly bioagents can make errors.