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Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

By Geoffrey E. Hill | March 10, 2017

Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.

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Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal

By Charles M. Strom | December 1, 2016

Sorting out which data sets are clinical-grade is key to helping patients.

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The Challenges of Precision

By Adam Marcus | April 1, 2015

Researchers face roadblocks to treating an individual patient’s cancer as a unique disease.

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Going Beyond the Lab

By Dean Hamer | July 1, 2014

Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.

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To Study Unfettered

By Michael Bailey | July 1, 2014

Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.

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An Open Invitation

By Aaron Buseh | December 1, 2013

On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research

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Proceed with Caution

By Mark Gerstein and Dov Greenbaum | October 1, 2013

While genomic data sharing is essential for research, scientists must work to keep sensitive, potentially damaging information under wraps.

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Three-Way Parenthood

By Yehezkel Margalit, Michio Hirano, and John D. Loike | October 1, 2013

Avoiding the transmission of mitochondrial disease takes a trio, but raises a host of logistical issues.

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Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow

By Tomasz M. Beer | April 1, 2013

Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.

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Genomics-Informed Pathology

By Dennis P. Wall and Peter J. Tonellato | January 1, 2013

Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.

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