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A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.

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Week in Review: January 9–13

By | January 13, 2017

Assessing marijuana research; epigenetics and genetic ancestry; producing stem cells with extra-embryonic potential; aging-related changes in glial cell gene expression; plant-soil feedback

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Ancient Origins of Retroviruses

By | January 12, 2017

Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses may have emerged more than 450 million years ago, according to an analysis.

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image: As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most

As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most

By | January 10, 2017

Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.

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image: Week in Review: January 2–6

Week in Review: January 2–6

By | January 9, 2017

Preprints in grant applications; how hummingbirds sense movement while hovering; fibril formations and Alzheimer’s disease; NIH issues peanut allergy guidelines; a new organ?

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Week in Review: December 26-30

By | January 3, 2017

More anti-CRISPRs; Neanderthal genes in modern humans; a major diabetes retraction; how a dinosaur species lost its teeth; interviews with PLOS and r/science

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Characterizing the Imprintome

By | January 1, 2017

Three techniques for identifying the collection of maternal and paternal genes silenced in offspring

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image: How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

By | January 1, 2017

The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.

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Methylation Maestro

By | January 1, 2017

After initially discovering that DNA methylation represses transcription, Howard Cedar continues to explore how the epigenetic mark regulates gene expression.

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A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.

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