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The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.

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Genome Digest

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 23, 2016

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

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Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 23, 2016

Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.

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Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method

By Kerry Grens | November 21, 2016

Even with the original authors’ vector, the NgAgo technique doesn’t work in others’ hands.

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Virus Provides Clues About Geography

By Amanda B. Keener | November 18, 2016

Researchers use genotypes of a virus commonly found in semen to trace men’s geographic origins.

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Speaking of Neuroscience

By Jef Akst and Mary Beth Aberlin | November 18, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

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Hot Topics at SfN

By The Scientist Staff | November 18, 2016

Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.

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Scientists Fingerprint the Brain

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 17, 2016

The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.

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Neuroscience in a Nutshell

By Jef Akst | November 16, 2016

Sessions at the ongoing Society for Neuroscience meeting have covered topics from brain development to emotional processing.

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Categorizing Brain Cells

By Jef Akst | November 16, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego discuss new efforts to perform single-cell analyses on the brain’s billions of cells.

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