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ribosome

STANDING OUT  Scientists used to think that ribosomes, molecular machines that build proteins, are identical and interchangeable. But the micromachines are more diverse than previously thought, new research suggests.

mouse muscle fibers

PUMP IT UP  A new type of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene therapy turned on muscle-building genes in mice that have muscular dystrophy. Muscle fibers (magenta) from mice that got the therapy (right) were bigger than fibers from untreated animals (left).

horseshoe bat

GOING VIRAL  Genetic studies of viruses from horseshoe bats (shown) in one cave in China suggest the animals are reservoirs of SARS coronaviruses. Bats harbor many viruses that can sometimes infect people, including Ebola and Marburg.

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