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The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases

By | July 1, 2016

Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental


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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

By | June 22, 2016

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.


Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.


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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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Dog Domestication History Clarified

By | June 3, 2016

A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.


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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.


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Building Gene Networks

By | June 1, 2016

Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.


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