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Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome

By | October 25, 2011

Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.

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Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production

By | October 20, 2011

The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.

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New Genes, New Brain

By | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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A Mouse Model of Autism?

By | October 3, 2011

Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.

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Omics

By , and | October 1, 2011

Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.

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The Scientist, Inaugural Issue, 1986

By | October 1, 2011

Twenty-five years later, the magazine is still hitting many of the same key discussion points of science.

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Charting the Course

By | October 1, 2011

Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.

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