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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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The First Plant Interactome

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 28, 2011

Protein interaction networks in Arabidopsis give clues to plant evolution and immunity.

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On the Origin of Birds

By Cristina Luiggi | July 27, 2011

The discovery of a new bird-like fossil challenges longstanding theories about which species of dinosaur gave rise to the avian lineage.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By Tia Ghose | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.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

By Kerry Grens | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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