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Citrus History

By Jenny Rood | April 16, 2015

An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.

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Cancer Sequencing Controls

By Ruth Williams | April 15, 2015

Comparing a patient’s tumor DNA sequence with that of her normal tissue can improve researchers’ identification of disease-associated mutations.

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Cannabidiol Quells Seizures

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2015

The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

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Why DBS Works for Parkinson’s?

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2015

Deep-brain stimulation may effectively treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.

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Ebola Vaccines Protect Monkeys

By Jef Akst | April 9, 2015

Two new Ebola vaccine candidates prove safe and effective against the virus in macaques, a study shows.

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A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?

By Ruth Williams | April 9, 2015

Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.

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Clam Cancer Rips Along Atlantic Coast

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | April 9, 2015

A leukemia that’s killing far-flung populations of softshell clams may be contagious. 

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HIV Antibody Therapy

By Jef Akst | April 8, 2015

Delivering antibodies to HIV-infected people can lower levels of the virus, a study shows.

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Potentially Harmful Stowaways

By Tracy Vence | April 8, 2015

Researchers report an estimate of the average number of recessive lethal mutations people carry.

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BRCA Mutations Mapped

By Tracy Vence | April 7, 2015

In a large study, researchers find evidence to suggest that the type and location of a woman’s BRCA1/2 mutations may affect her cancer risk.

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