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The Upside

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Researchers explore the benefits of hearing loss and impairment.

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Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

By Ruth Williams | August 28, 2015

Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues.

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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By Stephan Beck, Stefan H. Stricker, and Anna Köferle | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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Hope for Universal Flu Vax?

By Jef Akst | August 26, 2015

Two studies point to the possibility that a single vaccine could protect against every strain of flu virus.

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Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

By Tracy Vence | August 24, 2015

Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.

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#IceBucketChallenge Payoff

By Jef Akst | August 20, 2015

A year after the viral ALS awareness campaign raised millions, researchers say they have something to show for the influx of funds.

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Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

By Tracy Vence | August 19, 2015

With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.

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Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping

By Jef Akst | August 18, 2015

Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.

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Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

By Ajai Raj | August 17, 2015

Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.

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Genome Digest

By Amanda B. Keener | August 17, 2015

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

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