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UC Berkeley Receives CRISPR Patent in Europe

By | March 24, 2017

The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.

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Should Healthy People Have Their Exomes Sequenced?

By | March 24, 2017

With its announced launch of a whole-exome sequencing service for apparently healthy individuals, Ambry Genetics is the latest company to enter this growing market. But whether these services are useful for most people remains up for debate.  

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The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 

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Opinion: Scientists Must Think Beyond Science

By | March 23, 2017

If we are to defend science, we must stand together with the other truth-tellers, including our non-scientist colleagues.

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DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk

By | March 23, 2017

A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.

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Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed

By | March 23, 2017

Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.

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Glia Help Regulate Circadian Behaviors

By | March 23, 2017

Scientists confirm that astrocytes are involved in regulating molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in mice. 

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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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What Budget Cuts Might Mean for US Science

By | March 21, 2017

A look at the historical effects of downsized research funding suggests that the Trump administration’s proposed budget could hit early-career scientists the hardest.  

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Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

By , , and | March 21, 2017

Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.

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