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Their $1.5 billion bid, which topped Thermo Fisher Scientific’s $1.3 billion offer for the genetic analysis company, was rejected.

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Origins of Dysentery

By | March 22, 2016

A new genomic analysis reveals that the pathogen responsible for the gastrointestinal disease likely originated in Europe and hitched a ride to new lands with settlers.

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CRISPR Can Tag RNA

By | March 21, 2016

Modifications to the DNA-slicing program allow for monitoring the movement of messenger RNA.

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Week in Review: March 14–18

By | March 18, 2016

Maternal gut microbes and offspring immunity; epigenetic transmission of obesity and diabetes risk; haploid human stem cells; 2016 Salary Survey now open

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Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior

By | March 17, 2016

Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.

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Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split

By | March 14, 2016

Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.

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Week in Review: March 7–11

By | March 11, 2016

Resensitizing drug-resistant bacteria; MYC and immune response to cancer; mite-virus-bee ecology; epigenetics of IVF embryo sex; Zika and birth defects; p-value best practices

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CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression

By | March 10, 2016

A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.

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Week in Review: February 29–March 4

By | March 4, 2016

Endogenous retroviruses and human immunity; weighing the evidence that talc can cause ovarian cancer; stress and metastasis; risks and benefits of “vaginal seeding” 

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Dragonfly is World-Record Flier

By | March 3, 2016

Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.

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