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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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TB over Time

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2015

Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.

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Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

By Amanda B. Keener | July 29, 2015

A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By Ruth Williams | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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The First Americans

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2015

Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.

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Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 22, 2015

In some pathogenic bacteria, certain antibiotic resistance–associated mutations may also confer an unexpected growth advantage.

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Underground Immunity

By Kara Manke | July 16, 2015

Arabidopsis thaliana defense hormones shape the plant’s root microbiome. 

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Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 7, 2015

Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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CF Gene Therapy Shows Promise

By Jef Akst | July 6, 2015

The results of a Phase 2 trial suggest that delivering normal copies of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may slow lung decline.

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Police Sketches Via DNA

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2015

For assistance in solving crimes, a company has developed a service that will construct a face based on a genetic sample.

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