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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By Edyta Zielinska | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.


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Our Missing Genes

By Sabrina Richards | February 17, 2012

New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.


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Isolating Genomes from the Masses

By Jef Akst | February 6, 2012

Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.


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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

By Sabrina Richards | January 30, 2012

Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.


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Speed Gene Traced to One Founder

By Edyta Zielinska | January 26, 2012

Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.


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Longevity Study Lives On

By Cristina Luiggi | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.


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Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | January 23, 2012

Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.


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Lasting Intelligence

By Cristina Luiggi | January 19, 2012

Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.


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Same Day Genomes

By Megan Scudellari | January 13, 2012

Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.


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Top Ten Innovations 2011

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist


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