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Microbiome Racer

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Genomicist Lauren Petersen wins a mountain bike race after she altered her own gut microbial communities.

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Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based Diet

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2017

See how scientists designed food with amino acid compositions based on protein-coding regions in the genomes of mice and fruit flies.

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No Place to Hide

By Claire Asher | May 31, 2017

Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.

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Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics

By Jef Akst | May 25, 2017

DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.

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Smarty Genes

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017

Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.

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Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 

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The RNA Age: A Primer

By Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017

Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.

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Genome Digest

By Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017

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

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Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data

By Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017

It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.

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Book Excerpt from Flavor

By Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017

Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.

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