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New Genes, New Brain

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Behavior Brief

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By Cristina Luiggi | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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A Mouse Model of Autism?

By Tia Ghose | October 3, 2011

Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.

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Immunologists Take Home Nobel

By Rachel Nuwer | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel

By Rachel Nuwer | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.

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Omics

By Stephen Friend and Megan Scudellari | October 1, 2011

Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.

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The Scientist, Inaugural Issue, 1986

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2011

Twenty-five years later, the magazine is still hitting many of the same key discussion points of science.

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Charting the Course

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2011

Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.

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