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Quick Genome Screen for Baby

By | October 4, 2012

A new streamlined method for sequencing and analysing whole genomes could help physicians quickly diagnose children with genetic diseases.

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Vegetarian Vampires?

By | October 4, 2012

A small but vicious-toothed dinosaur may have dined mostly on plants, challenging the idea that fangs are hallmarks of carnivores.

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Diversity in Life Science Proves Elusive

By | October 3, 2012

Increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in science and medicine has not benefitted everyone equally.

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Life Scientists Get Genius Grants

By | October 3, 2012

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded $500,000, 5-year grants to 4 biologists.

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Nobelist to Psychologists: Shape Up!

By | October 3, 2012

Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in 2002, has issued a warning to a subset of his psychologist colleagues, telling them to increase the reproducibility of their research.

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Retraction Remorse

By | October 3, 2012

The journal that published and abruptly retracted the first study linking the lab-made virus XMRV to disease apologizes to the authors.

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Scientists Review Own Papers

By | October 3, 2012

In the latest effort to boost publication records, researchers are writing positive peer reviews for their work under other scientists’ names.

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The GM Barnyard

By | October 3, 2012

Allergen-free cow’s milk and pigs with hardened arteries illustrate how the accuracy of genetic engineering has improved.

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Analyzing a Genome per Day

By | October 2, 2012

Technology company Knome unveils a machine it says will "break the bottleneck" in the interpretation of human genome data.

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Pioneer DNA Researcher Dies

By | October 2, 2012

Leonard Lerman, who helped elucidate the process from gene to protein, passed away last month at age 87.

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