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NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility

By Megan Scudellari | July 21, 2011

The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By Bob Grant | July 19, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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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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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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Learning Addiction

By Cristina Luiggi | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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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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New COI Rules at Risk?

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2011

A watchdog group urges the US government to enact guidelines that would require federally-funded researchers to publically disclose financial interests.

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Cough Syrup Treats MS?

By Bob Grant | July 11, 2011

Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.

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