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Underground Supermodels

By | June 1, 2012

What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?

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Famed Geneticist Dies

By | May 31, 2012

David Rimoin, a medical geneticist and the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, passes away at age 75.

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Defining a Tasty Tomato

By | May 29, 2012

Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.

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DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers

By | May 24, 2012

A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.

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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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Genome Digest

By | May 22, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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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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Six Threats to Chromosomes

By | May 3, 2012

Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.

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Burgers and Flies

By | May 1, 2012

Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.

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