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Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy

By | September 13, 2015

Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.

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Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes

By | September 10, 2015

Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.

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Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins

By | September 9, 2015

Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.

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Legionella Strikes Again

By | September 2, 2015

Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 

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Unexpectedly Wild

By | September 1, 2015

Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.

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Body, Heal Thyself

By | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2015

Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.

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Hear and Now

By | September 1, 2015

Auditory research advances worth shouting about

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Huh?

By | September 1, 2015

Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.

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