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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By Jef Akst | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers

By Kerry Grens | July 14, 2016

Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.

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Considering Gene Editing

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2016

The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.

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Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases

By Kelly Rae Chi | July 1, 2016

Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental

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Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 22, 2016

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By Ruth Williams | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.

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