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Extra DNA Base Discovered

By | June 23, 2015

An epigenetic variant of cytosine is stable in the genomes of living mice, suggesting a possible expansion of the DNA alphabet.


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Tracing Ebola’s Evolution

By | June 18, 2015

Two independent teams examine the migration and evolution of the virus throughout the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.


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Ebola Virus Virulence

By | June 9, 2015

The strain of Ebola that has circulated in West Africa for the last year takes longer to kill macaques than the virus that caused an outbreak in Central Africa in 1976.


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Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

By | June 8, 2015

A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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The Roots of Schizophrenia

By | June 4, 2015

Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.


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Clinical Matchmaker

By | June 1, 2015

Enrolling the right patient population could be key to a successful clinical trial.


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Resistance Fighter

By | June 1, 2015

Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed.


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Clinical Epidemiology Pioneer Dies

By | May 18, 2015

Evidence-based medicine advocate David Sackett has passed away at age 80.


Researchers develop a CRISPR-based, two-phage system that sensitizes resistant bacteria to antibiotics and selectively kills any remaining drug-resistant bugs. 


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Genome Sequencing Standards

By | May 18, 2015

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.


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