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“Out of Africa” Theory Gets the Genomic Treatment

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2016

A trio of genetic studies on seldom-studied indigenous populations points to a single wave of migration as humanity wandered from its evolutionary homeland into the rest of the world.

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Inherited Resistance to Cocaine

By Ed Yong | December 17, 2012

Cocaine-using rat fathers pass epigenetic changes on to their sons that make them resistant to coke addiction.

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The Plastic Genome

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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The Biology of Politics

By Dan Cossins | November 6, 2012

A number of studies have linked genes and hormones to political attitudes and behaviors, though the evidence remains controversial.

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Coming to Terms

By Anna Ajduk and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.

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Creative Emulsification

By Sabrina Richards | November 1, 2012

Enhancing data collection from emulsion PCR reactions: three case studies

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Mapping Genetic Variation

By Ed Yong | October 31, 2012

The 1000 Genomes Project reveals the most comprehensive catalog to date of variation in the human genome.

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Moss Harbors Foreign Genes

By Ed Yong | October 23, 2012

Genes from fungi, bacteria, and viruses may have helped mosses and other plants to colonize the land.

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Flooding Rivers with Resistance

By Dan Cossins | October 18, 2012

A river system in Colorado contains high concentrations of antibiotic resistance genes in areas close to water-treatment plants.

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New Culprit for Parkinson’s?

By Dan Cossins | October 17, 2012

Scientists use human stem cells to show that nuclear defects may play a role in Parkinson’s disease, and suggest a way to reverse the problem.

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