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Week in Review: June 23–27

By Tracy Vence | June 27, 2014

Tracking chikungunya virus; reconsidering wood decay-based fungal classification; ASC specks spread inflammation; antibiotic tolerance in E. coli; RIKEN review yields corrections


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Mobile Microbiome

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 26, 2014

Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands. 


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Re-examining Rots

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  

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Clinical ’Omes

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 20, 2014

Report provides primer on using clinical genome and exome sequencing technologies.

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image: Week in Review: June 16–20

Week in Review: June 16–20

By Tracy Vence | June 20, 2014

Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors


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Yet Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests

By Tracy Vence | June 17, 2014

Myriad Genetics, the company originally behind tests for the cancer-associated BRCA mutations, is suing another competitor for patent infringement.


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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.


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Diversity in Mexico

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2014

A genomic survey of Mexicans reveals a wealth of diversity in North America’s southernmost land.


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Week in Review: June 9–13

By Tracy Vence | June 13, 2014

Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome


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Genome Digest

By Tracy Vence | June 11, 2014

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


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