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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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Regulating the Humanized

By | July 25, 2011

A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Longevity Paper Retracted

By | July 21, 2011

A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By | July 19, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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Tailor-Made Genome

By | July 18, 2011

A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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Genome Digest

By | July 13, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?

By | July 8, 2011

New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.

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