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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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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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Double Blind

By Cristina Luiggi | October 1, 2011

The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.

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Early Warning Signs

By Richard P. Grant | October 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in Ecology

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Evolution, Tout de Suite

By Richard P. Grant | October 1, 2011

Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.

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Newly Discovered Species

By N/A | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Opinion: Evolving Engineering

By George M. Church | October 1, 2011

Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.

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