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NIH Launches Genetics Test Database

By | March 1, 2012

The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.

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How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts

By | March 1, 2012

A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve

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Biota Babble

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Child-Proofing Drugs

By | March 1, 2012

When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.

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New Mice on the Block

By | February 29, 2012

After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.

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Skin-Deep Immunity

By | February 29, 2012

Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.

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Switching the Bait

By | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers

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Immune Heat

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Longevity Study Lives On

By | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Lasting Intelligence

By | January 19, 2012

Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.

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