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Genome Digest

By Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015

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

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Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.

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Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 19, 2015

Reanalysis of Mouse ENCODE data suggests mouse and human genes are expressed in tissue-specific, rather than species-specific, patterns. 

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Clinical Epidemiology Pioneer Dies

By Jenny Rood | May 18, 2015

Evidence-based medicine advocate David Sackett has passed away at age 80.

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Researchers develop a CRISPR-based, two-phage system that sensitizes resistant bacteria to antibiotics and selectively kills any remaining drug-resistant bugs. 

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Genome Sequencing Standards

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2015

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.

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The Evolution of Social Bees

By Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015

Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.

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Diagnosing Sepsis

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2015

An 11-gene set may help identify sepsis early, before it’s too late.

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Seasonal Genes

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2015

Gene expression varies not only during the day but also throughout the year, a study shows.

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TS Picks: May 12, 2015

By Tracy Vence | May 12, 2015

Harnessing rare, natural HIV immunity; face recognition in monkeys; undergraduate genomicists

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