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image: Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2016

A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.

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image: Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR

Mapping Traits to Genes with CRISPR

By Catherine Offord | May 5, 2016

Researchers develop a technique to direct chromosome recombination with CRISPR/Cas9, allowing high-resolution genetic mapping of phenotypic traits in yeast.

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image: Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

By Amanda B. Keener | July 29, 2015

A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.

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image: Head Scratchers

Head Scratchers

By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2014

Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.

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image: Defining a Tasty Tomato

Defining a Tasty Tomato

By Sabrina Richards | May 29, 2012

Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.

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