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Filling in the Missing Letters

By | July 3, 2012

A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.

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Capsule Reviews

By | July 1, 2012

Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven

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In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.

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DNA Truth or Dare

By | July 1, 2012

Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.

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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2012

July 2012's selection of notable quotes

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The First Australopithecus, 1925

By | July 1, 2012

The discovery of the 2.5-million-year-old Taung Child skull marked a turning point in the study of human brain evolution.

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A Little Help from My Friends

By | July 1, 2012

How to get the most out of your collaboration with bioinformaticians

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Brain Mosaic

By | July 1, 2012

Retrotransposons contribute to genetic variability in human brain cells.

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Move Over, Mother Nature

By | July 1, 2012

Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.

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Jumping Genes a Cause of Cancer?

By | June 28, 2012

Genome sequence analysis confirms mobile genetic elements are a mutagenic mechanism in a variety of cancers.

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