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Mismatched ancestral origins of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA boost mouse health.

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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By Ruth Williams | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

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Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By Ruth Williams | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.

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Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

By Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016

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

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.

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Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016

Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.

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“Hunger Hormone” No More?

By Ruth Williams | April 20, 2016

Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.

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Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target

By Ruth Williams | April 6, 2016

Structural studies reveal how SSRI drugs bind to the human serotonin transporter.

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Minimal Genome Created

By Ruth Williams | March 24, 2016

Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.

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