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A Brighter Beacon

By | April 1, 2012

A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.

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Finding Phenotypes

By | April 1, 2012

Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.

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Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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More Oversight for Omics Tests

By | March 27, 2012

A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.

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My DNA, My Results

By | March 22, 2012

Are donors of biological material privy to research results that stem from their donation?

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Debate over RNA Transcription

By | March 19, 2012

Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.

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High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed

By | March 9, 2012

One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.

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New Type of DNA Discovered?

By | March 8, 2012

Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.

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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

By | March 6, 2012

A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.

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