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Parasite Drove Natural Selection in Amazonian Indigenous Groups
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 13, 2023 | 4 min read
The findings could help researchers understand why some individuals are more vulnerable to deadly Chagas disease.
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Finally, Scientists Sequence Single Cells with Long-Read Technology
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 8, 2023 | 4 min read
By combining two innovative approaches, researchers can now sequence the full spectrum of mutational differences between individual cells’ genomes.
Healthcare and medicine, Doctor touch and diagnose a virtual Human Lungs with Covid-19 or coronavirus spread inside on modern interface screen on laboratory, Innovation and Medical technology.
Uncovering Rare Disease Genetic Pathways with Global Biobanks
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 3 min read
Researchers discover new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis risk factors with multi-ancestry analyses that increase representation of understudied populations.
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Molecular Biologist Michael Green Dies at 69
Lisa Winter | Mar 7, 2023 | 2 min read
Beyond his achievements in academia, he also cofounded three pharmaceutical companies and filed 15 patents related to cancer therapeutics. 
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Mutational Signature Indicates Risk of Kidney Cancer Recurrence
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 1, 2023 | 2 min read
DNA sequencing can identify mutations that predict recurrence of renal cell carcinoma and may help low-risk patients avoid unnecessary treatment, a study finds.
Context Is Key: Unlocking Tissue Complexity with Spatial Biology
Context Is Key: Unlocking Tissue Complexity with Spatial Biology
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 4 min read
Scientists combine spatially resolved imaging analyses with cutting edge single cell techniques for greater insight into fundamental and disease relevant pathways.
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Jumping Genes’ Role in Cancer
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2023 | 8 min read
Transposons may be key players in how tumors develop and spread, but they also keep cancer at bay in some circumstances.
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How an Early Warning Radar Could Prevent Future Pandemics
Amos Zeeberg, Undark | Feb 27, 2023 | 8 min read
Metagenomic sequencing can help detect unknown pathogens, but its widespread use faces challenges.
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Relieving the Pipetting Toll for Better Results
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and BRANDTECH Scientific | 3 min read
Scientists use an automated liquid handling station to ensure consistency across a range of experiments.
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Finally, Scientists Uncover the Genetic Basis of Fingerprints
James M. Gaines | Feb 23, 2023 | 4 min read
Much like with a zebra’s stripes or a leopard’s spots, Turing patterns explain how the distinctive patterns of human fingerprints form, a study finds.
Microscope image of A549-ACE2 lung cells coinfected with SARS-CoV-2 and a reporter vector containing a key regulatory variant of interest in the region on human chromosome 3
How Genes from Neanderthals Predispose People to Severe COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | Feb 22, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers dissect the Neanderthal-derived region on chromosome 3 that drives severe COVID-19 to zero in on the key causal variants.
A Way with Words: Using Genomics to Dispel Stuttering Myths
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Filling in the gaps about the genetic risk factors of stuttering may help scientists shatter stigmas and discover new therapies.
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Mice Pass Epigenetic Tweaks to Pups
Katherine Irving | Feb 17, 2023 | 5 min read
An engineered methylation pattern persisted for four generations of mice, demonstrating transgenerational epigenetic inheritance can occur in mammals.
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Jumping Genes Put a Target on Cancerous Cells
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 14, 2023 | 4 min read
Two studies find that tumor-specific antigens are often peptides that result from a splicing event between exons and transposable elements.
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Illuminating Gels with Laser Power
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Biotium | 3 min read
How to upgrade gel electrophoresis imaging.
The giant virus <em >Pandoravirus neocaledonia&nbsp;</em>inside the amoeba <em>Acanthamoeba castellanii</em>.
Giant Viruses Grew Out of Small Ones: Study
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Feb 13, 2023 | 4 min read
A study employing CRISPR/Cas9 to explore the evolutionary beginnings of some giant viruses finds evidence their large genomes arose from gene duplications.
Learn How Researchers Make the Most of Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy
Viral Vector Platforms for Gene Therapy
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Feb 9, 2023 | 1 min read
In both the laboratory and clinic, scientists harness viral genetic transfer capabilities to develop gene therapies that modulate cellular function.
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Building Bridges for Translational Research - A Special Podcast Series
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Cytiva | 2 min read
Translational scientists discuss their experiences taking preclinical concepts to the market.
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Unbalanced Allele Expression Associated with Mutation, Disease
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 2, 2023 | 5 min read
A study identifies nearly 3,000 genes where one allele tends to be expressed more than the other, but the findings ignited controversy in the field. 
A California Chinook Salmon Jumps into a waterfall during spawning season
Geneticists Light Up Debate on Salmon Conservation
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Feb 1, 2023 | 10+ min read
Splitting Chinook salmon into two groups based on their DNA could aid conservation efforts. But some researchers argue that this would be a misuse of the data.