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Mutation Patterns Underlie Cancers

By | August 15, 2013

More than 20 genome-wide mutational “signatures” account for the vast majority of 30 common cancers.


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Mouth Microbe Turns Carcinogenic

By | August 14, 2013

Two studies peg down how a bacterium indigenous to the oral cavity can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer.

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Genetic Stroke Risk

By | August 14, 2013

Researchers show that the Mediterranean diet may counteract the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in people with a certain genetic variant.

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Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology

By | August 12, 2013

Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.


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Predicting Preterm Birth

By | August 9, 2013

Two organizations team up in an effort to predict risk of premature birth using big data and genomics.


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Week in Review: August 5–9

By | August 9, 2013

Flu researchers propose H7N9 studies; NIH makes deal to share HeLa genome; herbal “remedies” can cause cancer; scientists record grid cell activity in humans


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Cancer-Causing Herbal Remedies

By | August 7, 2013

A potent carcinogen lurks within certain traditional Chinese medicines.


image: Q&A: NIH Brokers HeLa Genome Deal

Q&A: NIH Brokers HeLa Genome Deal

By | August 7, 2013

Officials at the government agency hammer out an agreement with the Lacks family to provide restricted access to genomes of their relative’s unwittingly donated cells.


image: Male Lineage Not Younger Than Females

Male Lineage Not Younger Than Females

By | August 2, 2013

Two genomic studies place the divergence of men from their most recent common ancestor nearer in time to that of women, though the field is far from a consensus.

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Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice

By | August 1, 2013

In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.

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