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Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 6, 2015
Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2015
Gods of the Morning, Hedonic Eating, A Beautiful Question, and Genomic Messages
Messages in the Noise
Messages in the Noise
Sarah C.P. Williams | Aug 1, 2015
After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.
Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?
Leaving an Imprint
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
TB over Time
TB over Time
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2015
Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.
Building Bigger Beefsteaks
Building Bigger Beefsteaks
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2015
Understanding the genetics of stem cell population maintenance in plants producing jumbo tomatoes could help scientists generate more-massive fruits.
Mr. Epigenetics
Mr. Epigenetics
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.
RoboSpleen
RoboSpleen
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Witness a bioinspired device developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute to treat sepsis.
Book Excerpt from <em>Life on the Edge</em>
Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.