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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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Toward Stopping MERS Spread

By Tracy Vence | April 30, 2014

Independent teams culture the Middle East respiratory system coronavirus and identify human antibodies that could inform therapies.

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Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet

By Emily Willingham | April 29, 2014

Molecular markers of a mother’s nutrition around the time of conception can be found in her child’s DNA.

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Genetic Brain Disorder Explained

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 25, 2014

Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.

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Week in Review: April 21–25

By Tracy Vence | April 25, 2014

Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals

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Sequencing the Tree of Life

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 24, 2014

Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources

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Genome Digest

By Tracy Vence | April 24, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2014

A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.

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Adult-to-Stem Cells

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 21, 2014

An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.

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Week in Review: April 14–18

By Tracy Vence | April 18, 2014

Genome-wide effects of trisomy 21; RNA-based signs of transgenerational stress; depression and resilience; a call to overhaul US biomedical research system

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