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Passing On Stress

By | May 22, 2012

Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.

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Rare Alleles Rise with Population

By | May 11, 2012

As the human population expands, the number of rare genetic variants has dramatically increased.

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Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power

By | May 7, 2012

Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.

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Illegal Genes

By | April 30, 2012

California mulls a state law that would criminalize the unauthorized sharing, storing, or analyzing of genetic data.

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Genomics Boom Continues

By | April 16, 2012

A new report estimates that the genomics research tools market will be worth nearly $9 billion by 2016.

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Inferring DNA from RNA

By | April 11, 2012

A new technique to derive DNA information from non-DNA sources, such as RNA, threatens the anonymity of genetic database donors.

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Malaria Drug Resistance Spreading

By | April 9, 2012

A genomic analysis reveals a crucial detail in drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite that are on the move in Southeast Asia.

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Organizational Regulation

By | April 4, 2012

A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.

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How Predictive are Genomes?

By | April 3, 2012

Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.

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Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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