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A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.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

By | January 12, 2012

James Crow, who helped shaped public policy over his 70 year career, passed away last week.

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Cat Cravings

By | January 1, 2012

A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.

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Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s

By | January 1, 2012

How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology

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A Cancer-Heart Disease Link

By | December 22, 2011

Mutations known to increase the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer may also make carriers susceptible to heart failure.

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Video Gamers Help Solve Disease

By | December 20, 2011

The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.

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Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA

By | December 13, 2011

The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.

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Teen DNA Detectives

By | December 1, 2011

Genomicist Mark Stoeckle and three high school students have taken do-it-yourself science to a new level. 

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Barcode High

By | December 1, 2011

The story of a group of high school students who, with the help of a Rockefeller University researcher, conducted and published studies on the biological provenance of sushi and teas from around New York City.

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