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Zika Update

By Bob Grant | September 7, 2016

Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding

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The History of Optogenetics Revised

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2016

Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.

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Tips on how to surmount the challenges of working with CRISPR to manipulate genes in human stems cells to study their function in specific diseases or to correct genetic defects in patient cells.

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Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

By Dov Greenbaum and Mark Gerstein | August 30, 2016

It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.

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The marsupials’ genomes show evidence of a rapid evolutionary response to selection imposed by devil facial tumor disease.

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Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome

By Bob Grant | August 26, 2016

A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.

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One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types

By Ruth Williams | August 26, 2016

Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.

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Streamlining the E. coli Genetic Code

By Karen Zusi | August 18, 2016

Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.

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Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast

By Kim Smuga-Otto | August 18, 2016

Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.

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Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 17, 2016

An open-access catalog of tens of thousands of human exome sequences highlights the power of a very large genomic dataset in pinpointing genes linked to rare diseases. 

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