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Molecular Hub of Autism?

By Jef Akst | December 30, 2014

Researchers identify a network that includes many genes previously linked to autism spectrum disorders.

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The Year in Pathogens

By Molly Sharlach | December 29, 2014

Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research

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Focus on Sex

By Molly Sharlach | December 29, 2014

In 2014, new research findings and guidelines brought increased attention to biological differences between males and females.

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New Species Galore

By Jef Akst | December 27, 2014

A look back at the latest microbes, plants, and animals to have secured a spot in science’s known tree of life in 2014

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Bats Make a Comeback

By Molly Sharlach | December 22, 2014

Citizen-scientist data obtained through the U.K.’s National Bat Monitoring Programme show that populations of 10 bat species have stabilized or are growing.

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Repurposed Retroviruses

By Ruth Williams | December 18, 2014

B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.

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Bird Genomes Abound

By Ruth Williams | December 11, 2014

Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds.

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Genome Digest

By Tracy Vence | December 5, 2014

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

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Royal Remains Confirmed

By Molly Sharlach | December 3, 2014

Bones unearthed in 2012 are likely those of King Richard III, a new DNA analysis shows.

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Enzyme Design

By Jef Akst | December 3, 2014

Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.

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