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Ebola Outbreak Strains Sequenced

By Tracy Vence | August 28, 2014

Ninety-nine publicly available genomes could help researchers working to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies. 

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NIH Issues Genomic Data Sharing Rules

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 28, 2014

Updated guidelines expand upon existing policy to include more kinds of data. 

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Expanding ENCODE

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 27, 2014

Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 

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Roots of Alcohol Dependence?

By Jef Akst | August 27, 2014

Researchers link a gene already tied to alcohol dependence with a neurotransmitter involved in anxiety and relaxation.

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Genome Digest

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 27, 2014

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

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Social Data for Ebola Surveillance

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 26, 2014

Algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

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Marburg Drug Shows Promise

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 22, 2014

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.

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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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RNA-based Sex Determination?

By Bob Grant | August 20, 2014

Researchers find that microRNAs may play a role some of the sexual differences seen in fruit flies.

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DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 19, 2014

Contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks.

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