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Tracking Zika’s Evolution

By | April 15, 2016

Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 

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Week in Review: April 11–15

By | April 15, 2016

CDC says Zika causes microcephaly; antioxidants and metastasis; imaging the brain on LSD; unexplained resilience to genetic disorders; a bacteria-heavy tree of life; assessing the effects of BPA substitutes

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Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease

By | April 15, 2016

Patients with neonatal progeroid syndrome lack a glucose-releasing hormone, while people with insulin resistance have an abundance.

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image: Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again

Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again

By | April 11, 2016

For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.

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Genetic Resilience

By | April 11, 2016

An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.

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Branching Out

By | April 11, 2016

Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.

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Week in Review: April 4–8

By | April 8, 2016

How HIV can outmaneuver CRISPR; high-resolution structures of the human serotonin transporter; Pfizer, Allergan cease proposed merger; toward synthetic neural tissue

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Week in Review: March 28–April 1

By | April 1, 2016

How Zika differs from related viruses; Ebola emergency over; updated US map of Aedes aegypti spread; “vaginal seeding” goes commercial; dying adipocytes release DNA

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image: New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.

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A Tree Takes Root

By | April 1, 2016

Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.

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