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The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus

By | August 1, 2016

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

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Contributors

By | August 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Week in Review: July 25–29

By | July 29, 2016

Minding sleep spindles; targeting tau with immunotherapy; cloned sheep age normally; pesticide exposure impairs honeybee fertility; Zika updates

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Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

By | July 28, 2016

Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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Week in Review: July 18–22

By | July 22, 2016

Organoids versus animal models; mapping the human cortex; how hyperglycemia affects the brain; delivering drugs to tumors with engineered bacteria; neurons compete for memory space 

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Week in Review: July 11–15

By | July 15, 2016

Regenerating retinal nerves in mice; soil inoculation speeds up land restoration; gut microbes and stroke recovery in mice; public gene-editing meeting; Zika updates

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23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers

By | July 14, 2016

Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.

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Considering Gene Editing

By | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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Week in Review: July 4–8

By | July 8, 2016

Mitochondrial, nuclear DNA mismatch benefits; oil gland may assist swimming swordfish; buggy software and fMRI results; Zika updates; is MIMIVIRE like CRISPR?

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