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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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Scientists issue a call to reconsider the rules governing the creation of tissues, organs, and other structures made possible by recent advances in synthetic biology. 

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San People Write Ethical Code for Research

By | March 21, 2017

With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.

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U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF

By | March 20, 2017

The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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Proteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.

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Image of the Day: Colorful Chromosomes

By | March 16, 2017

This 3-D model of the mouse genome depicts the interactions between chromosomes within an embryonic stem cell.

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Genome Digest

By | March 16, 2017

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

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House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA

By | March 13, 2017

HR 1313 could circumvent protections offered by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, enabling employers to incentivize employee sharing of genetic and other medical information.

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A species concept based on interacting nuclear and mitochondrial genes in bird species holds promise to more objectively define species.

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