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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Longevity Paper Retracted

By | July 21, 2011

A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By | July 19, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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Tailor-Made Genome

By | July 18, 2011

A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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Learning Addiction

By | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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Genome Digest

By | July 13, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Cough Syrup Treats MS?

By | July 11, 2011

Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.

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