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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By Cristina Luiggi | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Pioneers Make More Babies

By Jef Akst | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.

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A Negative Results Search Tool

By Bob Grant | November 4, 2011

Researchers unveil BioNOT, a new app that scours PubMed for studies that report negative findings.

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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down

By Cristina Luiggi | November 2, 2011

Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.

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BRCA1 Further Elucidated

By Cristina Luiggi | October 27, 2011

Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.

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Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome

By Jef Akst | October 25, 2011

Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.

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Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

By Edyta Zielinska | October 21, 2011

Inadequate poultry immunization programs may cause higher mutations rates in the bird flu virus, rendering the vaccine ineffective and increasing the threat of cross-species transmission.

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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A Mouse Model of Autism?

By Tia Ghose | October 3, 2011

Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.

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