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Rockfish Genes Hold Clues to Human Longevity
By analyzing the genomes of 23 remarkably long-lived fish species, a study found two metabolic pathways associated with longevity.
Rockfish Genes Hold Clues to Human Longevity
Rockfish Genes Hold Clues to Human Longevity

By analyzing the genomes of 23 remarkably long-lived fish species, a study found two metabolic pathways associated with longevity.

By analyzing the genomes of 23 remarkably long-lived fish species, a study found two metabolic pathways associated with longevity.

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Filling in the Gaps: Sequencing the Entire Human Genome
The Scientist Speaks - Filling in the Gaps: Sequencing the Entire Human Genome
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Aug 30, 2022 | 1 min read
Karen Miga discusses how she and collaborators sequenced the missing parts of the human genome almost two decades after the first Human Genome Project published its results.
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Prokaryotes Are Capable of Learning to Recognize Phages
Patience Asanga | Aug 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Immune defense genes in bacteria and archaea can identify viral proteins, a study finds, revealing similarities between the immune systems of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
Dogs of various breeds running in the field.
They’re All (Potentially) Good Dogs
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 29, 2022 | 2 min read
Research finds that a dog’s behavior has little to do with its genes.
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Pioneering Geneticist C. Thomas Caskey Dies at 83
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jan 28, 2022 | 3 min read
Caskey’s contributions to the field were instrumental to modern genetics.
Life Scientists Receive National Medals
Karen Zusi | Dec 24, 2015 | 2 min read
The White House announces the recipients of this year’s US National Medals of Science and of Technology and Innovation.
Why, Oh Y?
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2015 | 9 min read
A toothpick and a bit of chance shaped David Page’s career, which he has dedicated to understanding the mammalian Y chromosome and fetal germ cell development.
Singularly Alluring
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2014 | 7 min read
Microfluidic tools and techniques for investigating cells, one by one
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