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Researchers find that modern human populations carry distinct sets of genes from the extinct hominin species.

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Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.

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A Systematic Approach to Finding Unannotated Proteins

By Katarina Zimmer | March 1, 2018

A study suggests that there is more to the eukaryotic genome than was previously suspected.

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Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 

By The Scientist Staff | December 8, 2017

A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct. 

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Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found

By Shawna Williams | September 5, 2017

Genetic variants in Alzheimer’s- and smoking-related genes appear to be under selection pressure, according to a study comparing the genomes of old and young participants.

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Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines. 

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Image of the Day: Inner Conflicts

By The Scientist Staff | April 13, 2017

Transcriptomic analyses of a patient with severe Ebola virus disease revealed shifts in the expression of antiviral and immune response genes, corresponding to the stages of illness.

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Genome Digest

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 19, 2016

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

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Ambry Genetics CEO Aaron Elliott discusses his team’s recent analysis of 20,000 clinical next-generation sequencing panels.

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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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