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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By Edyta Zielinska | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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Science Education Shift

By Megan Scudellari | August 3, 2011

A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | July 25, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By Dan Koeppel | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Longevity Paper Retracted

By Tia Ghose | July 21, 2011

A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By Bob Grant | July 19, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Tailor-Made Genome

By Tia Ghose | July 18, 2011

A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.

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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | July 13, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | July 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?

By Amy Maxmen | July 8, 2011

New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.

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