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Week in Review: November 23–27

By | November 27, 2015

New mouse interneurons found; epigenetic effects of an antidepressant; defining “high-fat” diets; animal-inspired art  


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The Unregulation of Biotech Crops

By | November 25, 2015

Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.

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Pumpkins Saved By People?

By | November 25, 2015

Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 


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Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution

By | November 24, 2015

New clues from ancient DNA reveal the remarkable effect of agriculture on adaptation in Stone Age humans who lived across Europe.

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Week in Review: November 16–20

By | November 20, 2015

Winding down polio research; how the immune system tolerates skin microbes; magnetic protein complex found; FDA approves genetically engineered fish; NIH chimps retiring; more


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Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots

By | November 19, 2015

The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.


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Supergene Explains Ruff Mating

By | November 18, 2015

Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.


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Incan Mummy Genome Sequenced

By | November 16, 2015

Researchers decode mitochondrial DNA from the 500-year-old remains of a native South American child, revealing a new line of maternal ancestors.


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Week in Review: November 9–13

By | November 13, 2015

Virus-resistant CRISPR crops; neuron-disrupting amyloid-β–targeting therapies; blood-brain barrier breached; how some gut-dwelling microbes enter the bloodstream


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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.


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