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Probing Autism Genetics

By Tanya Lewis | April 25, 2016

A new research initiative aims to analyze DNA from 50,000 people with autism.

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Study: “Dirty” Mice More Humanlike

By Tanya Lewis | April 21, 2016

Housing laboratory mice with those reared in a pet store makes the lab rodents’ immune systems more similar to those of people.

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AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis

By The Scientist Staff | April 18, 2016

The genomics pioneer shares the sessions she most looks forward to at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

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Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again

By Kerry Grens | April 11, 2016

For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.

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Genetic Resilience

By Tanya Lewis | April 11, 2016

An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.

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Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | April 7, 2016

The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 

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One Way Placenta Deflects Zika Infection

By Kerry Grens | April 5, 2016

Certain immune cells surrounding the organ appear to block viral entry.

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Guts and Glory

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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Tumor Traps

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2016

After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.

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Zika Brought to Americas in 2013

By Kerry Grens | March 24, 2016

A new analysis places the virus’s arrival around one year earlier than previously estimated.

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