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Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish

By Ed Yong | June 4, 2013

Scientists discover gene behind an inherited muscle disorder by studying zebrafish embryos.


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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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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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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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Do Mice Make Bad Models?

By Dan Cossins | February 11, 2013

A study suggests that some mouse models do not accurately mimic human molecular mechanisms of inflammatory response, but other mouse strains may fare better.


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Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 7, 2013

Protein aggregates in the brains of some people with dementia or motor neuron disease have a surprising origin.


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