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Origins of Dysentery

By Bob Grant | March 22, 2016

A new genomic analysis reveals that the pathogen responsible for the gastrointestinal disease likely originated in Europe and hitched a ride to new lands with settlers.

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CRISPR Can Tag RNA

By Kerry Grens | March 21, 2016

Modifications to the DNA-slicing program allow for monitoring the movement of messenger RNA.

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Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior

By Jef Akst | March 17, 2016

Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.

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Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split

By Kerry Grens | March 14, 2016

Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.

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CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression

By Jef Akst | March 10, 2016

A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.

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Dragonfly is World-Record Flier

By Bob Grant | March 3, 2016

Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2016

Herding Hemingway's Cats, Hair: A Human History, Restless Creatures, and The Mind Club

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Cave Dwellers, 1938

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2016

Renowned sleep researcher Nathaniel Kleitman and a colleague spent a month underground to test the body’s natural rhythms.

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Christina Schmidt: Chronobiology Crusader

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

Research Fellow, Cyclotron Research Center, University of Liège. Age: 35

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Dial It Up, Dial It Down

By Kelly Rae Chi | March 1, 2016

Newer CRISPR tools for manipulating transcription will help unlock noncoding RNA’s many roles.

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