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Mosquito Genomes Galore

By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014

Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.

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Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years

By Bob Grant | November 24, 2014

Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient’s cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.


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Similarities and Differences

By Molly Sharlach | November 21, 2014

Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.


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Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2014

Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.


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Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”

By Bob Grant | November 19, 2014

The largest study yet of the genetic roots of homosexuality links sexual preference in men to two regions of the genome.


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By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014

Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues.


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The Scientist on The Pulse, November 14

By Kerry Grens | November 14, 2014

Mounting and drilling a comet, mind-controlled gene expression, and dissecting cat genomes


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Week in Review: November 10–14

By Jef Akst | November 14, 2014

Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper


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How a Memory Is Made

By Molly Sharlach | November 13, 2014

Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | November 12, 2014

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?


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