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Genome Digest

By | May 21, 2015

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

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Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells

By | May 21, 2015

A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected. 

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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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Behavior Brief

By | May 21, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Opinion: Public Data, Private Concerns

By | May 20, 2015

Research participants aren’t always clear on open data policies when consenting to studies.

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Studies Conflict on Regenerative Molecule

By | May 19, 2015

Previously shown to boost muscle growth in aged mice, a protein’s role in regeneration just got more complicated.

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Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?

By | May 19, 2015

Reanalysis of Mouse ENCODE data suggests mouse and human genes are expressed in tissue-specific, rather than species-specific, patterns. 

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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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Researchers develop a CRISPR-based, two-phage system that sensitizes resistant bacteria to antibiotics and selectively kills any remaining drug-resistant bugs. 

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Opinion: Abandoned by the System

By , , and | May 18, 2015

Lab techs and other highly qualified employees are too often given short shrift by the biomedical research enterprise.

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