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Week in Review: December 2–6

By | December 6, 2013

Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity


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A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity

By | December 5, 2013

Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.


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Reliable Flu Forecaster

By | December 5, 2013

A model that tracked last winter’s flu season could accurately predict peak outbreaks across the United States.


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Opinion: Of Mice and Men

By | December 3, 2013

Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.

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An Open Invitation

By | December 1, 2013

On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research


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Biology's Coefficient

By | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.


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Microbial Terroir

By | November 26, 2013

Researchers show that microbes on the surface and stems of wine grapes are nonrandomly associated with the plant’s variety and geographic region.


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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.


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FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits

By | November 26, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration blocks the marketing of unapproved genetic tests.  


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GM Salmon Goes Commercial

By | November 26, 2013

Environment Canada allows production of genetically modified salmon eggs at commercial levels.

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