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Circular Chromosomes Straightened

By Kerry Grens | November 6, 2014

A newly described method linearizes circular chromosomes in yeast and caps them with telomeres to mimic natural chromosomes.

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Gut Microbiome Heritability

By Tracy Vence | November 6, 2014

Analyzing data from a large twin study, researchers have homed in on how host genetics can shape the gut microbiome.

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How Meat Can Harm Arteries

By Molly Sharlach | November 5, 2014

Gut microbes produce a key intermediate metabolite that promotes atherosclerosis in a mouse model of red meat consumption.

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Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment

By Bob Grant | November 4, 2014

Researchers have developed a technique for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.

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Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2014

Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.

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Stomach in a Dish

By Molly Sharlach | November 2, 2014

Researchers generate the first functional human stomach tissue in vitro.

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Poor Little Devils

By Jesse Jenkins | November 1, 2014

See the devastating infectious cancer that may drive the Tasmanian Devil to extinction.

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Seal Stowaways

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Pathogen traces recovered from Peruvian mummies suggest tuberculosis-causing bacteria rode from Africa to South America in pinnipeds.

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The Devil’s Details

By Jesse Jenkins | November 1, 2014

With the iconic Australian marsupial carnivore on the brink of extinction, Tasmanian researchers race to unlock the immunological mysteries of a disease threatening the species.

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Uncommonly Rare

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

How one of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases could lend insight into ubiquitous neuroprotective processes

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