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DNA Barcoding Boom

By | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.

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Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture

By | November 28, 2011

Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.

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A New Model of Yeast Aging

By | November 23, 2011

New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.

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Sweet Potato Gets Funding

By | November 23, 2011

Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By | November 22, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89

By | November 18, 2011

Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.

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Another Non-invasive Fetal Test

By | November 11, 2011

Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.

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Prenatal Stress Ages Offspring

By | November 9, 2011

High stress during fetal development could  cause premature aging, according to a study in chickens, which published today (November 9) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 

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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Q&A: Aging Geniuses

By | November 8, 2011

A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.

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