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Widespread Plant Immune Tactics

By Jef Akst | February 22, 2016

A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.


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New CRISPR Patent Issued

By Jef Akst | February 18, 2016

Caribou Biosciences receives a patent related to the gene-editing technology.


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Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy

By Ruth Williams | February 11, 2016

Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.


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Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found

By Tracy Vence | February 9, 2016

Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.


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Aging Shrinks Chromosomes

By Ruth Williams | February 5, 2016

A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2016

What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap

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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2016

Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.


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Keep Off the Grass

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2016

Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.


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Life After Sequencing

By Eva Amsen | February 1, 2016

Fifteen years after publication of the human genome’s first draft sequence, what has become of the hundreds of researchers who worked on the project?

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Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

Raphael Weldon’s critiques of Mendelian principles were 100 years ahead of his time.


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