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Smarty Genes

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017

Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.


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Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 


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Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations

By Kerry Grens | April 27, 2017

A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene TP53, including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.


By analyzing the genomes of 161 dog breeds, scientists discover how and when certain canine breeds emerged.

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Scientists identify a mutation in the CRY1 gene in people with abnormal sleeping patterns.


23andMe customers can now receive information about genetic risk for diseases including Parkinson’s and celiac.

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Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2017

Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.


At the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers discuss the importance of understanding the epigenetic contributors to cancer progression and treatment response.


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Aedes aegypti Genome Assembled From Scratch

By Diana Kwon | March 27, 2017

Scientists use a new technique to piece together the mosquito’s full genome.


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San People Write Ethical Code for Research

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2017

With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.


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