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Inside Information

By | December 16, 2013

Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.

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Test Scores Are in the Genes

By | December 16, 2013

More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.

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Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet

By | December 13, 2013

Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.

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Week in Review: December 9–13

By | December 13, 2013

Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins

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The Right to Know—or Not

By | December 12, 2013

Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.

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TB Vaccine Protects Against MS

By | December 10, 2013

A vaccine developed to ward off tuberculosis may help prevent symptoms of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

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HIV Returns in Patients Thought Cured

By | December 10, 2013

The virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants and did not have detectable levels of virus for months.

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Gut Microbes and Autism

By | December 9, 2013

Dosing mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.

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23andMe Steps Back

By | December 6, 2013

The company announces that it will stop offering health interpretations of personal genetic data.

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Week in Review: December 2–6

By | December 6, 2013

Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity

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