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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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Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

By | October 21, 2011

Inadequate poultry immunization programs may cause higher mutations rates in the bird flu virus, rendering the vaccine ineffective and increasing the threat of cross-species transmission.

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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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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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Drug Shortages Plague Research

By | October 5, 2011

Dwindling stocks in more than a dozen cancer drugs are delaying clinical trials.

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Opinion: A New Global Health Agenda

By | October 4, 2011

After a historic UN meeting, global efforts must be coordinated against noncommunicable diseases to thwart the world’s leading causes of death and disability.

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A Mouse Model of Autism?

By | October 3, 2011

Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.

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Immunologists Take Home Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.

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Omics

By , and | October 1, 2011

Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.

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