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Don’t Fear DIYbio

By | November 19, 2013

Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.


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Secret Botulism Paper Published

By | October 18, 2013

The discovery of a new form of the deadly botulinum toxin gets published, but its sequence is kept under wraps until an antidote is developed.


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Jurassic Bummer

By | September 12, 2013

Researchers find that extracting dinosaur DNA from insects embedded in ancient amber is likely impossible.

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Precision Epigenetics

By | September 1, 2013

Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.

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Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction

By | August 1, 2013

Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral

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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2013

July 2013's selection of notable quotes


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Supreme Court OKs DNA Collection on Arrest

By | June 4, 2013

Top justices rule that police have the right to take DNA swabs from people who are arrested, even before they are convicted.


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Oral History

By | June 1, 2013

Researchers use DNA from ancient tooth tartar to chart changes in the bacterial communities that have lived in human mouths for 8,000 years.

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Price Drop for Sequencing Slows

By | May 16, 2013

The cost of DNA sequencing has gotten more expensive for the first time since records have been kept.


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Ancient Appearances

By | May 1, 2013

A new DNA assay developed by forensic scientists helps archaeologists reconstruct eye and hair color from old teeth and bones.


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