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Old Ocean Mold

By | December 12, 2012

Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.


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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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Marlboro Chicks

By | December 5, 2012

Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.

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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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By | December 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.


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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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