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Science Your Plants!

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2017

CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.

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The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.

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ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes

By Diana Kwon | January 30, 2017

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics calls on scientists and health care providers to engage in public discussion about the ethical issues involved in genome editing. 

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By Bob Grant | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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Improved Semisynthetic Organism Created

By Abby Olena | January 23, 2017

Researchers generate an organism that can replicate artificial base pairs indefinitely.

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A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.

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Ancient Origins of Retroviruses

By Tracy Vence | January 12, 2017

Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses may have emerged more than 450 million years ago, according to an analysis.

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A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.

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As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 10, 2017

Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.

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Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 10, 2017

Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat. 

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