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The DNA Data Problem

By Bob Grant | December 5, 2011

Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?

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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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Stem Cells Traced To Heart

By Tia Ghose | December 1, 2011

New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.

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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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Breaching the Wall

By Rachel Nuwer | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in immunology

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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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