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Genetic Roots of the Ashkenazi Jews

By Kate Yandell | October 8, 2013

Most Ashkenazi Jews, traditionally believed to have descended from the ancient tribes of Israel, may in fact be maternally descended from prehistoric Europeans.

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Single-Gene Knockout Collection Created

By Kerry Grens | August 25, 2013

Researchers develop several thousand haploid human cell lines, each with a different gene mutant.

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Review: Errors of the Human Body

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2013

This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.

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Mitochondria Versus Nucleus

By Juliet Ash | February 15, 2013

Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.

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Cancer More Diverse than Its Genetics

By Ruth Williams | December 13, 2012

Tumor cells can exhibit different behaviors despite being genetically indistinguishable.

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BioTime Seeks Geron Stem Cell Assets

By Vicki Brower | November 13, 2012

Two former Geron CEOs make a bid for the company’s defunct human embryonic stem cell business.

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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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Epigenetic Enigmas

By Beth Marie Mole | October 17, 2012

Overturning previous studies, a peculiar protozoan mysteriously uses a DNA-markup system to take out the genetic trash.   

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Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain

By Sabrina Richards | October 10, 2012

In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.

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Beard Beer

By Beth Marie Mole | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.

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