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Genetic Shift in Salmon

By | July 12, 2012

A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.

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Natural Alzheimer’s Protection

By | July 11, 2012

Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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New Genome Resource

By | July 11, 2012

Members of the Personal Genome Project have created software aimed at helping researchers tease apart genetic differences between individuals.

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Filling in the Missing Letters

By | July 3, 2012

A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.

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In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.

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DNA Truth or Dare

By | July 1, 2012

Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role

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3-D Printing

By | July 1, 2012

Is printing out your own lab equipment, molecular models, and drug compounds the wave of the future?

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A Little Help from My Friends

By | July 1, 2012

How to get the most out of your collaboration with bioinformaticians

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