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Lasker Winners Announced

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2011

Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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Speak, RNA

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | September 1, 2011

A trip through the transcriptome

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Black Death Pathogen Extinct?

By Tia Ghose | August 29, 2011

The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.

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Missing Mosquitoes

By Jef Akst | August 29, 2011

Tanzanian mosquito populations are declining, and scientists don’t know why.

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Beer Yeast Identified

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.

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Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once

By Edyta Zielinska | August 11, 2011

A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.

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Schizophrenia Genetics Revealed

By Jef Akst | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify new mutations in schizophrenia patients without a family history of the disease.

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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By Edyta Zielinska | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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