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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases

By Kelly Rae Chi | July 1, 2016

Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental


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Nobel Laureates vs. Greenpeace

By Bob Grant | June 30, 2016

Dozens of Nobel Prize winners pen an open letter, calling on the environmental organization to stop spreading false claims regarding genetically modified organisms.


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Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 22, 2016

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.


Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By Ruth Williams | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.


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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By Tracy Vence | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.


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Dog Domestication History Clarified

By Bob Grant | June 3, 2016

A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.


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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By Jef Akst | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.


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Building Gene Networks

By Richard A. Muscat | June 1, 2016

Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.


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