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Stories by Kara Rogers

The Legacy of Lifestyle

Kids are full of surprises, right down to the coded biological programs they inherit, which may contain subtle chemical reminders of their parents' lifestyles.

March 27, 2013 — Kara Rogers

Authenticating Cells Out of Curiosity, Not Fear

Cell lines are standard tools in biomedical research, and yet when it comes to their genetic identity, they are remarkably unstable. That volatility comes with their defining trait—immortality.

November 26, 2012 — Kara Rogers

Bee Brain Plasticity: Turning Back the Clock on Aging

The honeybee brain is dynamic and full of surprises. For instance, much like the human brain, its neurons not only modulate their activity in response to sensory stimuli but also alter their gene and protein expression patterns—changes that in bees are so dramatic as to essentially rewire the brain.

July 11, 2012 — Kara Rogers

Epigenetics: A Turning Point in Our Understanding of Heredity

In a study published in late 2011 in Nature , Stanford University geneticist Anne Brunet and colleagues described a series of experiments that caused nematodes raised under the same environmental conditions to experience dramatically different lifespans.

January 16, 2012 — Kara Rogers

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine