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Augmenting the Genetic Alphabet

By | May 7, 2014

For the first time, synthetic DNA base pairs are replicated within living bacteria.


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IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics

By | May 7, 2014

In a proof-of-principle study, scientists show that the three-dimensional shape of a cancer cell genome can reliably classify subtypes of human leukemia.


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Exploring the Roles of Enhancer RNAs

By | May 7, 2014

Scientists have recently discovered that enhancers are often transcribed into RNAs. But they’re still not sure what, if anything, these eRNAs do.

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Half Genes, Half Environment

By | May 5, 2014

Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.


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Week in Review: April 28–May 2

By | May 2, 2014

Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm


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Competition for CRISPR Commercialization

By | May 1, 2014

Researchers stake their proprietary claim on the genome-editing technique.


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Sharing the Wealth

By | May 1, 2014

From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?

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The Telltale Tail

By | May 1, 2014

A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.


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The Youngest Victims

By | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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Toward Stopping MERS Spread

By | April 30, 2014

Independent teams culture the Middle East respiratory system coronavirus and identify human antibodies that could inform therapies.



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