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The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.

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Week in Review: January 23–27

By | January 30, 2017

Chimeric embryos, organs; restrictions on marijuana research; toward temperature-independent vaccine storage; broadly neutralizing antibodies show promise for HIV treatment, prevention; Trump’s first week in office affects scientists; final three WHO Director-General candidates selected

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ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes

By | January 30, 2017

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics calls on scientists and health care providers to engage in public discussion about the ethical issues involved in genome editing. 

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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Improved Semisynthetic Organism Created

By | January 23, 2017

Researchers generate an organism that can replicate artificial base pairs indefinitely.

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Week in Review: January 16–20

By | January 23, 2017

Preprint editors; why cancer studies are hard to replicate; predicting new protein structures; toward a virus-free polio vaccine; Obama’s science legacy; defending tenure

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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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