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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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Llamas as Lab Rats

By | May 1, 2015

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.

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Widely Used Antibiotics Affect Mitochondria

By | March 12, 2015

From plants to mice and human cells, tetracyclines lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in model organisms.

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Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread

By | January 5, 2015

A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease.

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Expanding ENCODE

By | August 27, 2014

Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 

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Genome Digest

By | September 9, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  

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Genome Digest

By | June 24, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Genome Digest

By | June 19, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Models of Transparency

By , , , and | April 1, 2013

Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer.

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Variety Is the Spice of Life

By | February 1, 2013

True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems.

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