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Genomics 101

By | December 1, 2012

Undergraduate students delve into genomics and synthetic biology thanks to a new breed of technologically advanced courses.


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How Plants Feel

By | December 1, 2012

A hormone called jasmonate mediates plants' responses to touch and can boost defenses against pests.

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Inside Genomics Education

By | December 1, 2012

Undergraduates and others are delving into modern genetics and genomics technologies in classrooms across the country.


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Microchannel Masterpiece

By | December 1, 2012

A precision microfluidic system enables single-cell analysis of growth and division.


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The Plastic Genome

By | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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Suspect Sasquatch Sequencing

By | November 28, 2012

Without publishing any data, a Texas-based forensic company claims to have sequenced the genome of Bigfoot.

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Architecture Reveals Genome’s Secrets

By | November 25, 2012

Three-dimensional genome maps are leading to a deeper understanding of how the genome’s form influences its function.


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Ancient Butterball

By | November 21, 2012

The star of Thanksgiving was domesticated by Mayans 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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No Sex Required

By | November 19, 2012

An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.


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Chimp Patents Challenged

By | November 16, 2012

Three patents on transgenic apes in the European Union will be challenged by animal rights activists.

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