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Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

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  1. Health & Medicine

    Obesity makes taste buds disappear — in mice, anyway

    Mice that gained excessive weight on a high-fat diet also lost one in four taste buds.

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  2. Life

    Scientists Say: Mitochondrion

    Mitochondria are structures inside cells that converts certain chemicals into adenosine triphosphate — a molecule cells use as energy.

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  3. Life

    Scientists Say: ATP

    This chemical is a bit like a rechargeable battery. Cells build and break apart its chemical bonds to store and release energy.

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  4. Genetics

    How to view tiny parts of DNA? Make them ‘blink’

    A new technique can image nanoscale structures in cells without hurting them. No dyes needed. All you have to do is stimulate them with the right color of light.

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  5. Life

    How to make a ‘three-parent’ baby

    Scientists combined an egg, sperm and some donor DNA: The end result: what appears to be healthy babies.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Insulin

    This chemical is a lifesaver. It helps our bodies use the sugars from our food, and without it, people develop diabetes.

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  7. Environment

    Vaping may put your smile at risk

    As e-cigarette use among teens rises, scientists find that vaping may cause cellular damage to the mouth, gums and teeth. Even the cells’ DNA was affected.

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