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July 2017

Featured Stories

Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA

The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.

Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana\'s buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.

Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs
Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs

Recent research has revealed many surprises about circular RNAs, from findings that they are translated in vivo to links between their expression and disease.

Departments

Contributors

Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the July/August issue of The Scientist.

Editorial

Speaking of Science

Notebook

Critic at Large

Modus Operandi

The Literature

Profile

Oceans’ Ambassador

Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Careers

Reading Frames

Bacteriophages to the Rescue

Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.

Foundations