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Week in Review: February 16–20

By | February 20, 2015

Epigenomes galore; one way marijuana affects appetite; anticipating antibiotic resistance; UV exposure, melanin, and harmful mutations

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U.S. Approves Genetically Engineered Apples

By | February 16, 2015

Apples genetically modified to resist browning can be commercially planted in the U.S., the government ruled last week.

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image: Week in Review: February 9–13

Week in Review: February 9–13

By | February 13, 2015

Obesity impacts oocytes; how capsaicin causes pain relief; virus helps parasite infect host; Culture Friday

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Finch Findings

By | February 12, 2015

Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.

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image: Week in Review: February 2–6

Week in Review: February 2–6

By | February 6, 2015

How culturing can change cells; nitrogen-fixing bacterium confirmed; long-lived T memory stem cells; head direction cells support brain’s “inner GPS”

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Methylation Predicts Mortality

By | February 3, 2015

A study finds a link between patterns of methylation in the human genome and people’s life span.

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Centennial Shigella

By | February 1, 2015

A strain of the dysentery-causing bacterium isolated in 1915 tells the story of a young soldier who died of the disease in the early days of World War I.

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Nibbled? No Problem

By | February 1, 2015

Making extra copies of their genomes allows some plants to better withstand damage.

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image: Week in Review: January 26–30

Week in Review: January 26–30

By | January 30, 2015

Two TSPO structures; optogenetics used to define neurons associated with thirst and overeating; transposons and the evolution of pregnancy

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image: Week in Review: January 19–23

Week in Review: January 19–23

By | January 23, 2015

Genetically recoded organisms; oxytocin and autism; new human protein map; MYC, longevity, and health span

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