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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By Jef Akst | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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Tailor-Made Genome

By Tia Ghose | July 18, 2011

A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.

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Stem Cell Approvals Are Up

By Jef Akst | July 18, 2011

The number of human embryonic stem cells approved for federal funding continues to grow.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By Bob Grant | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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Most Wanted Toad Found

By Jef Akst | July 15, 2011

A colorful toad that has been missing for 87 years is discovered in Malaysia.

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Animal Experiments Increase in the UK

By Megan Scudellari | July 14, 2011

The hike is attributed to expanded use of genetically modified and mutant animals.

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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | July 13, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By Kerry Grens | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines

By Jef Akst | July 11, 2011

A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.

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Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?

By Amy Maxmen | July 8, 2011

New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.

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