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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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Tailor-Made Genome

By | July 18, 2011

A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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Learning Addiction

By | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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Genome Digest

By | July 13, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Cough Syrup Treats MS?

By | July 11, 2011

Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.

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Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?

By | July 8, 2011

New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.

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Summer Science, British Style

By | July 8, 2011

The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.

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Air Pollution Stunts Cognition

By | July 6, 2011

Particulates in the air can cause impaired learning and depression in mice.

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