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A butterfly’s varied disguises are controlled by variants of a single gene, partially confirming—and refuting—a decades-old hypothesis.

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Plants Without Plastid Genomes

By | February 28, 2014

Two independent teams point to different plants that may have lost their plastid genomes.

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First Ancient North American Genome Sequenced

By | February 12, 2014

Analysis of 12,600-year-old DNA refutes the idea that Native Americans originated in Western Europe.

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Genome Digest

By | February 6, 2014

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

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Drosophila’s New Genes

By | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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Daytime Sleep Alters Human Transcriptome

By | January 20, 2014

A mistimed sleep cycle drastically reduces the number of genes that are expressed in a 24-hour rhythm.

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Genome Digest

By | January 8, 2014

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

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Opinion: Calculating Cancer

By | January 6, 2014

How a growing partnership between oncologists and mathematicians is moving research forward.

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Recoding Life

By | January 2, 2014

Rewriting the genetic code can lead to a better understanding of how living cells work, and spawn new biotechnological applications.

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Governing Science

By | December 31, 2013

How the US government impacted life science research in 2013

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