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Not So Noncoding

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

An RNA thought to be noncoding in fact encodes a small protein that regulates calcium uptake in muscle.

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Resistance Fighter

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 1, 2015

Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed.

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Silencing Surprise

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2015

A chromatin remodeler in embryonic stem cells clears the DNA for mRNA transcription while stifling the expression of noncoding transcripts.

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Genomes Point the Way

By Ruth Williams | May 28, 2015

Sequence analysis of Egyptian, Ethiopian, and non-African peoples indicates a likely route taken by modern humans migrating out of Africa.

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Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 27, 2015

Mammalian Y chromosome genes with important functions are transferred to autosomal chromosomes more often than previously thought, a study shows.

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Of Dogs and Men

By Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015

Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.

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Genome Digest

By Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015

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

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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 19, 2015

Reanalysis of Mouse ENCODE data suggests mouse and human genes are expressed in tissue-specific, rather than species-specific, patterns. 

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Clinical Epidemiology Pioneer Dies

By Jenny Rood | May 18, 2015

Evidence-based medicine advocate David Sackett has passed away at age 80.

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