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Scotland Nixing GM Crops

By Bob Grant | August 11, 2015

The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.

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Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 6, 2015

Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.

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Building Bigger Beefsteaks

By Tracy Vence | August 1, 2015

Understanding the genetics of stem cell population maintenance in plants producing jumbo tomatoes could help scientists generate more-massive fruits.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2015

Gods of the Morning, Hedonic Eating, A Beautiful Question, and Genomic Messages


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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.


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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.


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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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TB over Time

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2015

Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.


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The Human Touch

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2015

Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?


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