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Light-Tolerant Tomatoes

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 7, 2014

Upping the expression of a single gene improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields. 

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FDA Gets Into the Lab Test Game

By Bob Grant | August 4, 2014

So-called laboratory-developed tests will eventually face regulations similar to those that currently govern diagnostic tests or kits that are sold to hospitals.

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Week in Review: July 28–August 1

By Tracy Vence | August 1, 2014

See-through organs and animals; distinguishing white from brown and beige fat cells; chipping away at genetic mosaicism; catching up with the blogger behind Street Anatomy

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Feng Zhang: The Midas of Methods

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2014

Core Member, Broad Institute; Investigator, McGovern Institute; Assistant Professor, MIT. Age: 32

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The Body’s Ecosystem

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.

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A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 31, 2014

Epigenetic and genetic changes in the SKA2 gene are correlated with suicidal behaviors, researchers show.

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Prepped for the Long Sleep

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 30, 2014

Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.

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Week in Review: July 21–25

By Tracy Vence | July 25, 2014

Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle

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The Genetics of Menarche

By Kerry Grens | July 24, 2014

Hundreds of loci in the genome are associated with the age at which a girl starts menstruating.

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Autism in the Genes

By Jef Akst | July 22, 2014

Researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.

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