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No Sex Required

By | November 19, 2012

An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.


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Chimp Patents Challenged

By | November 16, 2012

Three patents on transgenic apes in the European Union will be challenged by animal rights activists.

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A Root Cause of Parkinson’s

By | November 15, 2012

Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.

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Opinion: Talking Genomics

By | November 13, 2012

The crucial importance of language in the debate over the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

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Genome Digest

By | November 13, 2012

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


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Biobank Yields Results

By | November 13, 2012

The largest collection of genetic and medical data in the United States links telomeres and genetic variants to longevity and disease.


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Inflammation for Regeneration

By | November 8, 2012

Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.

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Gingers More Prone to Skin Cancer

By | November 2, 2012

Researchers identify an unexpected molecular explanation for the higher incidence of skin cancer in redheads.


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A Guide to the Epigenome

By | November 1, 2012

Making sense of the data deluge


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Coming to Terms

By | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.


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