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The machine that built all living things—and itself

The ribosome—a huge molecule that translates a cell's genetic code into protein—has been thoroughly scrutinized for over 70 years. It still holds many secrets, which is why structural biologist Sebastian Klinge has dedicated his career to understanding what makes ribosomes tick.

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It’s all about your frame of mind

We think of brains as computers—stimulus in, action out. But they’re far more finicky than any iMac. Easily swayed by underlying internal states such as hunger, aggression, or arousal, our neurons are capable of incredible flexibility. For neuroscientists, it’s yet another wrinkle in understanding our wrinkliest organ.

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Testing, testing

Weekly COVID tests are critical to preventing community spread. But when state and city programs faltered, one Rockefeller group took matters into its own hands.

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A mission to end metastasis

Not all cancer cells are killers. One lab is focusing on only those that enable tumors to spread—and it may have found their kryptonite.

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Erich D. Jarvis

A scientist and advocate, Jarvis wants his colleagues to know that it’s ok to say what you think.