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image: Slideshow: New Species of 2016

Slideshow: New Species of 2016

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2016

A look at some of the species named this year

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image: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age

By Ashley P. Taylor | December 12, 2016

iPSCs created through the reprogramming of human somatic cells retain genomic marks of the donor’s age.

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image: Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes

By Abby Olena | December 8, 2016

Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.

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image: Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

By Karen Zusi | December 2, 2016

The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.

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Retrieving Short-Term Memories

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2016

Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  

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Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

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image: Infographic: Partitioning the Genome

Infographic: Partitioning the Genome

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.

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image: Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal

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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image: Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully

Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 1, 2016

The Harvard professor is pursuing fundamental questions about autophagy, protein homeostasis, and other cellular processes, and he’s always on the lookout for his next new topic.

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image: The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?

The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.

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