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If humans could hide

The Aedes aegypti genome might hold clues for developing the most effective repellants yet—including ones that make the mosquito unable to smell us, or less motivated to seek us out.

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FOREFRONT

Insights and ideas from Rockefeller labs

What if degenerating neurons don’t properly die? How does the brain keep track of chronology? And is obesity in fact several diseases?

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Robert B. Darnell

The famous double helix ought to share some credit with its sidekick, a frail but clever little thing called RNA.

The famous double helix ought to share some credit with its sidekick, a frail but clever little thing called RNA.

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How to starve a tumor

Scientists are learning how tumor cells’ nutritional needs differ from those of normal cells. Will their work help launch the next genre of cancer therapies?

Scientists are learning how tumor cells’ nutritional needs differ from those of normal cells. Will their work help launch the next genre of cancer therapies?

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Beyond recognition

For the brain, seeing a face is very different from seeing a teacup. In studying a mysterious ailment, face blindness, scientists are getting a rare glimpse into the biology of the mind.

For the brain, seeing a face is very different from seeing a teacup. In studying a mysterious ailment, face blindness, scientists are getting a rare glimpse into the biology of the mind.