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Revealing Genetic Risks

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.

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Genome Digest

By Kate Yandell | March 19, 2013

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

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Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic

By Richard Resnick | March 18, 2013

Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.

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Life in Lake Vostok?

By Dan Cossins | March 13, 2013

Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.

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Bigfoot DNA is Bunk

By Dan Cossins | February 15, 2013

The group that last year claimed to have sequenced the Sasquatch genome has finally published its data in a brand new “journal,” and geneticists are not impressed.  

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Genetic Privacy for Suspects?

By Dan Cossins | February 12, 2013

In an upcoming hearing, the US Supreme Court will decide on whether police can take DNA samples from suspects who have not been convicted.

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Solitary Sequencing

By Beth Marie Mole | December 21, 2012

Decoding the genome of a single cell could reveal previously overlooked levels of genetic variation.

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100,000 British Genomes

By Jef Akst | December 10, 2012

A new initiative lead by the UK’s National Health Service aims to sequence the genomes of as many as 100,000 patients, a project that will cost £100 million.

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Feds Scrutinize Genomics Merger

By Bob Grant | December 6, 2012

A Chinese biotech company is angling to buy California-based Complete Genomics, but federal regulators are expressing security concerns and may scuttle the deal.

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Top 10 Innovations 2012

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2012

The Scientist’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.

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