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Opinion: How to Define Cell Type

By Sara B. Linker, Tracy A. Bedrosian, and Fred H. Gage | November 1, 2017

Advances in single-cell technologies have revealed vast differences between cells once thought to be in the same category, calling into question how we define cell type in the first place.

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Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.

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Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data

By Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017

It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.

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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: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

By Dov Greenbaum and Mark Gerstein | August 30, 2016

It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.

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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By Stephan Beck, Stefan H. Stricker, and Anna Köferle | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data

By Ramon Felciano | August 12, 2015

Personalized interpretation is the next frontier in clinical genomics, but we won’t get there without sharing data representing all ethnic groups.

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Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers

By David R. Smith | June 29, 2015

And too few insights gleaned from them

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Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide

By David R. Smith | September 2, 2014

How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs

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image: Opinion: GM Salmon: Just the Beginning

Opinion: GM Salmon: Just the Beginning

By Darek Moreau | June 1, 2014

Sound risk management concerning genetically engineered food animals is critical. 

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