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Of Dogs and Men

By | May 26, 2015

Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.


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Genome Sequencing Standards

By | May 18, 2015

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.


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TS Picks: May 12, 2015

By | May 12, 2015

Harnessing rare, natural HIV immunity; face recognition in monkeys; undergraduate genomicists


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TS Picks: May 7, 2015

By | May 7, 2015

Genetics & genomics edition


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Mouse Mind Control

By | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

By | May 3, 2015

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.


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Study Participants Want to Know

By | April 29, 2015

Most people who participate in research that involves genetic testing prefer to be told if they have mutations that increase their risk of treatable disease, according to a large survey.


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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.


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Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites

By | April 23, 2015

A twin study suggests that the blood-sucking insects are more attracted to people with certain genes.


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Researchers Edit Early Embryos

By | April 23, 2015

Investigators in China observed extensive off-target effects when applying CRISPR-mediated gene editing in human zygotes.

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