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Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops

By Tracy Vence | May 17, 2016

A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.

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Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing

By Bob Grant | May 17, 2016

A set of international stem cell guidelines recommends that oversight committees at research institutions oversee all research on embryos.


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Secret Genome Meeting

By Jef Akst | May 16, 2016

A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 


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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.


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Review: The End of Sex

By Tanya Lewis | May 13, 2016

Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.


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Genetics of Educational Attainment?

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2016

In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.


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Aneuploid Responses

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.


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Feeling Around in the Dark

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.


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Fuchs on the Future

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics


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