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Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

By Tracy Vence | August 24, 2015

Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.

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#IceBucketChallenge Payoff

By Jef Akst | August 20, 2015

A year after the viral ALS awareness campaign raised millions, researchers say they have something to show for the influx of funds.

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Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

By Tracy Vence | August 19, 2015

With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.

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Bacteria to Blame?

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 18, 2015

T cells activated in the microbe-dense gut can spark an autoimmune eye disease, a study shows. 

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Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping

By Jef Akst | August 18, 2015

Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.

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Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

By Ajai Raj | August 17, 2015

Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.

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Genome Digest

By Amanda B. Keener | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2015

Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.

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Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK

By Jef Akst | August 14, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after Legionella bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.

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Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | August 13, 2015

Omega-3 supplementation reduced progression rates among people with early-stage symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a small trial.

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