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The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.

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US Immigration Ban Affects Scientists

By | January 31, 2017

President Trump signed a sweeping executive order last week, temporarily banning refugees and some visitors from seven countries. The move is already affecting individual scientists and international research.

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Geneticist Announces Congressional Bid

By | January 30, 2017

UC Berkeley researcher Michael Eisen says he will run for Senate in 2018.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Atlanta

By | January 30, 2017

A conversation with Atlanta Science Tavern Executive Director Marc Merlin

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ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes

By | January 30, 2017

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics calls on scientists and health care providers to engage in public discussion about the ethical issues involved in genome editing. 

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies. 

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Improved Semisynthetic Organism Created

By | January 23, 2017

Researchers generate an organism that can replicate artificial base pairs indefinitely.

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A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.

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How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity

By | January 13, 2017

Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.

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