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Oxytocin for Autism?

By Ruth Williams | January 21, 2015

Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.


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GMO “Kill Switches”

By Kerry Grens | January 21, 2015

Scientists design bacteria reliant upon synthetic amino acids to contain genetically modified organisms.


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Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness

By Kerry Grens | January 21, 2015

A point mutation analysis of the entire human genome finds that alterations to as many as 7.5 percent of nucleotides may have contributed to humans’ evolutionary split from chimpanzees.

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Tracking Tuberculosis Over Time

By Jenny Rood | January 19, 2015

Genomic analysis of a multidrug-resistant lineage pinpoints historical correlations with human events.


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TS Picks: January 19, 2014

By Tracy Vence | January 19, 2015

Rapid loss of marine species; overestimating animal size; biosimilars and biotech deals


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Inflammation Overdrive

By Ruth Williams | January 15, 2015

Experimental vaccines that specifically boost T helper cells lead to immunopathology and death in mice.


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23andMe Partners with Pfizer

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2015

The personal genomics company strikes yet another deal to glean biomedically relevant information from its user data.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers gear up for efficacy trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Africa.


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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | January 12, 2015

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


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Growing Human Guts in Mice

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.


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