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C. diff Infection Source Unclear

By Sabrina Richards | February 7, 2012

Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.

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Isolating Genomes from the Masses

By Jef Akst | February 6, 2012

Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.

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Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2012

The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.

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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

By Sabrina Richards | January 30, 2012

Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.

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Speed Gene Traced to One Founder

By Edyta Zielinska | January 26, 2012

Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.

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Longevity Study Lives On

By Cristina Luiggi | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By Hannah Waters | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | January 23, 2012

Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.

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Lasting Intelligence

By Cristina Luiggi | January 19, 2012

Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.

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Same Day Genomes

By Megan Scudellari | January 13, 2012

Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.

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