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Genome Digest

By Dan Cossins | May 7, 2013

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

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Telomeres Affect Gene Expression

By Ed Yong | May 5, 2013

As telomeres shorten with age, genes as far as 1,000 kilobases away could be affected, including one responsible for an inherited muscle disease.

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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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Sequencing Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 9, 2013

This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.

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Review: Gossamer Gallants

By Marlene Zuk | April 5, 2013

The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.

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Cancer Gene Bonanza

By Ed Yong | March 27, 2013

International collaboration doubles the number of genetic regions associated with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.

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Atoms and Arias

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

A Portuguese professor explores the poisons and potions of opera.

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Love Song for an Ailing Planet

By Graciela Flores | March 15, 2013

Artist Mara G. Haseltine unveils her latest exhibition of science-inspired sculpture, a melancholy ode to marine plankton set to the music of Puccini.

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Sequencing the Underdogs

By Ed Yong | March 8, 2013

Transcriptome studies reveal new insights about unusual animals whose genomes have not been sequenced.

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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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