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Week in Review: June 20–24

By | June 24, 2016

More transmissible cancers in clams; first human trial for Zika vaccine a go; Great Barrier Reef bleaching; neuronal diversity; mosquito bites enhance viral infection; news from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting

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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

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Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

By | June 22, 2016

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Treating Cancer with CRISPR?

By | June 17, 2016

A federal panel will review the first proposal for the use of the technology to edit human genes for medical purposes.

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Week in Review: June 13–17

By | June 17, 2016

Anti-CRISPR proteins; following the chronic fatigue syndrome funding; listening, learning, and memory consolidation during sleep; microbe affects behavior; Zika updates

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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

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Week in Review: June 6–10

By | June 10, 2016

“Recording” DNA with CRISPR; selecting edited cells in vivo; toward reducing mitochondrial replacement therapy risk; Homo floresiensis fossils; National Academies outline gene-drive recommendations

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