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Inherited Resistance to Cocaine

By | December 17, 2012

Cocaine-using rat fathers pass epigenetic changes on to their sons that make them resistant to coke addiction.


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The Plastic Genome

By | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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The Biology of Politics

By | November 6, 2012

A number of studies have linked genes and hormones to political attitudes and behaviors, though the evidence remains controversial.


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Coming to Terms

By | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.


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Creative Emulsification

By | November 1, 2012

Enhancing data collection from emulsion PCR reactions: three case studies


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Mapping Genetic Variation

By | October 31, 2012

The 1000 Genomes Project reveals the most comprehensive catalog to date of variation in the human genome.

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Moss Harbors Foreign Genes

By | October 23, 2012

Genes from fungi, bacteria, and viruses may have helped mosses and other plants to colonize the land.


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Flooding Rivers with Resistance

By | October 18, 2012

A river system in Colorado contains high concentrations of antibiotic resistance genes in areas close to water-treatment plants.


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New Culprit for Parkinson’s?

By | October 17, 2012

Scientists use human stem cells to show that nuclear defects may play a role in Parkinson’s disease, and suggest a way to reverse the problem.


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Quick Genome Screen for Baby

By | October 4, 2012

A new streamlined method for sequencing and analysing whole genomes could help physicians quickly diagnose children with genetic diseases.



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