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A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.

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The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?

By | December 1, 2016

Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.

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The Topography of Teeth

By | November 29, 2016

Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.

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Speaking of Neuroscience

By and | November 18, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

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Hot Topics at SfN

By | November 18, 2016

Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.

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Scientists Fingerprint the Brain

By | November 17, 2016

The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.

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Neuroscience in a Nutshell

By | November 16, 2016

Sessions at the ongoing Society for Neuroscience meeting have covered topics from brain development to emotional processing.

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Categorizing Brain Cells

By | November 16, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego discuss new efforts to perform single-cell analyses on the brain’s billions of cells.

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Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience discuss what we know—and don’t—about how physical activity affects the brain.

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Rats Are Ticklish, Sometimes

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers may have pinpointed the part of the brain that makes rats laugh when tickled.

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