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By Dan Cossins | May 16, 2013
A sequencing study suggests that some genes have evolved in parallel in humans and their canine companions, likely as a result of shared selection pressures.
By Bob Grant | May 16, 2013
The cost of DNA sequencing has gotten more expensive for the first time since records have been kept.
By Dan Cossins | May 15, 2013
Some geneticists are skeptical of a project that will analyze the DNA of high-IQ individuals to identify genetic variants related to intelligence.
By Edyta Zielinska | May 15, 2013
Patients with major depressive disorder appear to have malfunctioning circadian rhythms, which could lead researchers to new avenues for treatment.
By Jef Akst | May 10, 2013
Telomeres and disease; Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes may fight malaria; bat tongue mops nectar; newly sequenced genomes
By Ruth Williams | May 9, 2013
Artificially induced bacterial infections in mosquitoes could reduce the spread of malaria-causing parasites.
By Dan Cossins | May 8, 2013
Genetic material recovered from sediment beneath the sea floor reveals ancient species not contained in the fossil record and could shed light on climate change.
By Edyta Zielinska | May 8, 2013
A small protein produced by fat cells appears to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially revealing a new way to treat diabetes.
By Dan Cossins | May 7, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
By Ed Yong | May 5, 2013
As telomeres shorten with age, genes as far as 1,000 kilobases away could be affected, including one responsible for an inherited muscle disease.
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