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Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

By | August 24, 2015

Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.

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Influential Cancer Biologist Dies

By | August 24, 2015

Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.

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Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

By | August 19, 2015

With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.

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Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

By | August 17, 2015

Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.

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Esteemed Cancer Surgeon Dies

By | August 12, 2015

Carolyn Kaelin, a breast cancer surgeon, survivor, and advocate has passed away at age 54.

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Scotland Nixing GM Crops

By | August 11, 2015

The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.

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Yeast Genome Doubling

By | August 10, 2015

The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.

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Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil

By | August 5, 2015

Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.

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Resveratrol’s Low-Dose Anticancer Effect

By | July 31, 2015

The antioxidant found in red wine and some berries shows that small doses have more potent antitumor effects than large doses in a mouse model.

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Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

By | July 29, 2015

A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.

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