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Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 12, 2017

Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.

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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By Catherine Offord | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By The Scientist Staff | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.

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Combined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.

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Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 10, 2017

When transplanted into mice, tumor genomes evolve differently than they do in patients, study finds.

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Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.

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Gene Drive Limitations

By Jef Akst | October 9, 2017

In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.

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Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans

By Ruth Williams | October 5, 2017

A new study reveals how Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of present-day British people influences their traits.

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Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 2, 2017

Young talks with The Scientist about studying circadian rhythms in fruit flies, the applications of his work beyond Drosophila, and winning the prize. 

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Q&A with Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash

By Ashley Yeager | October 2, 2017

A basic curiosity about how life works led the Brandeis University molecular biologist to discover how our bodies keep time. 

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