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Ebola’s Immune Escape

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 3, 2015

The virus can persist in several tissues where the immune system is less active. Researchers are working to better understand this phenomenon and how it can stall the clearing of Ebola in survivors.

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Allele Linked to Obesity in People

By Kerry Grens | November 3, 2015

A single nucleotide polymorphism in BDNF is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.


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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.


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Remote Mind Control

By Kelly Rae Chi | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action


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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells


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Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy

By Ruth Williams | October 29, 2015

Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.

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Weak Support for Malaria Vaccine

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2015

The World Health Organization recommends more pilot trials.


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More CRISPR Proteins Discovered

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2015

Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.


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Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By Kerry Grens | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.


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Genetically Engineered Dogs

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2015

Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.

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