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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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image: Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

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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Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2015

Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.

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Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK

By Jef Akst | August 14, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after Legionella bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.

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Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | August 13, 2015

Omega-3 supplementation reduced progression rates among people with early-stage symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a small trial.

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Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data

By Ramon Felciano | August 12, 2015

Personalized interpretation is the next frontier in clinical genomics, but we won’t get there without sharing data representing all ethnic groups.

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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2015

Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.

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Scotland Nixing GM Crops

By Bob Grant | August 11, 2015

The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.

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Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 6, 2015

Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.

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