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Longer Lives, More Disease

By | December 14, 2012

A comprehensive global health study finds that although life expectancy has increased in most countries, the burden of chronic disease is also on the rise.

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Smoking, Taxes, and Genes

By | December 14, 2012

New research suggests that some smokers may carry a gene variant that makes them less likely to quit simply because cigarette taxes are raised.

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GM Rice Researchers Sacked

By | December 13, 2012

An official investigation into a controversial GM rice study carried out with Chinese schoolchildren has resulted in the removal of three China-based researchers.

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100,000 British Genomes

By | December 10, 2012

A new initiative lead by the UK’s National Health Service aims to sequence the genomes of as many as 100,000 patients, a project that will cost £100 million.

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Genome Digest

By | December 7, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Feds Scrutinize Genomics Merger

By | December 6, 2012

A Chinese biotech company is angling to buy California-based Complete Genomics, but federal regulators are expressing security concerns and may scuttle the deal.

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Should Human Genes be Patented?

By | December 3, 2012

The Supreme Court agrees to hear a case deciding if two cancer genes should continue to be protected by patent.

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Genomics 101

By | December 1, 2012

Undergraduate students delve into genomics and synthetic biology thanks to a new breed of technologically advanced courses.

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Inside Genomics Education

By | December 1, 2012

Undergraduates and others are delving into modern genetics and genomics technologies in classrooms across the country.

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The Plastic Genome

By | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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