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Will GM Insects Help Stop Disease?

By | January 21, 2013

A variety of genetic strategies to counter insect-borne diseases are close to maturity.

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Genetic Deodorant

By | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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Anonymity Under Threat

By | January 17, 2013

Scientists uncover the identities of anonymous DNA donors using freely available web searches.

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DNA Reveals Ancient Looks

By | January 17, 2013

By analyzing a collection of 24 genetic variations, researchers are able to predict the hair and eye color of long-dead humans.

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“Social” Chromosome Discovered

By | January 16, 2013

Researchers identify a chromosome in ants that influences colony social structure and, much like the mammalian Y sex chromosome, doesn’t recombine.

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It’s Elementary

By | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.

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Benefits of Siblings

By | January 10, 2013

Children born under China’s One-Child Policy exhibit more negative personality traits in adulthood than those born prior.

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Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory

By | January 7, 2013

Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.

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Metamorphosis Complete

By | January 3, 2013

People of all ages think that, despite having changed in the past, they will change very little in the future.

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DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates

By | January 3, 2013

Scientists show that horizontal transfer of a particular DNA sequence among a diverse range of vertebrates is more widespread than previously believed.

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