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Genome Digest

By | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down

By | November 2, 2011

Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.

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Spider Bites for Cures?

By | October 31, 2011

Researchers scan the molecules in spider venom for anti-cancer effects in tissue culture.

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Mummy Cancer

By | October 28, 2011

Researchers diagnose the second oldest known case of prostate cancer in a two-thousand-year-old-Egyptian mummy.

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BRCA1 Further Elucidated

By | October 27, 2011

Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.

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Bacterial Rejuvenation

By | October 27, 2011

Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.

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Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome

By | October 25, 2011

Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.

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Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production

By | October 20, 2011

The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.

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New Genes, New Brain

By | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On

By | October 18, 2011

The case challenging the right of a healthcare company to patent cancer genes may make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.

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