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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?

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Resisting Cancer

By George Klein | April 1, 2015

If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

By Kim Smuga-Otto | March 31, 2015

Researchers using metagenomics and single-cell sequencing identify a potential new bacterial phylum.

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Genome Nation

By Kerry Grens | March 27, 2015

Researchers perform whole-genome sequencing on roughly 1 percent of the Icelandic population.

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“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?

By Jenny Rood | March 17, 2015

Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.

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23andMe Enters Drug Development

By Kerry Grens | March 12, 2015

The personal genomics firm announces plans to make medicines.

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Horizontal Gene Transfer a Hallmark of Animal Genomes?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | March 12, 2015

Foreign genes in animal genomes may be of bacterial or fungal origin, according to a new analysis.

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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | March 4, 2015

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

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Reading Between the Pages

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.

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Rethinking Telomeres

By Kate Yandell | March 1, 2015

Not only do telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes, they also modulate gene expression over cells’ lifetimes.

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