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Stem Cells: Old vs. New

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2011

A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.

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Sensing Fat

By Beverly J. Tepper and Kathleen L. Keller | December 1, 2011

Are genes that alter the perception of fat making us fat?

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Teen DNA Detectives

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2011

Genomicist Mark Stoeckle and three high school students have taken do-it-yourself science to a new level. 

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Barcode High

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2011

The story of a group of high school students who, with the help of a Rockefeller University researcher, conducted and published studies on the biological provenance of sushi and teas from around New York City.

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Cancer’s Escape Routes

By Tia Ghose | November 30, 2011

Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.

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Shortness Gene Identified

By Tia Ghose | November 29, 2011

Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.

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Opinion: Beyond the Model

By Beth Rowan and Daniel Koenig | November 29, 2011

How next-generation sequencing technologies will drive a new era of research on non-model organisms.

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Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology

By Jef Akst | November 29, 2011

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

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DNA Barcoding Boom

By Jef Akst | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.

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Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture

By Ruth Williams | November 28, 2011

Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.

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