Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined

A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.

A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.

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Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2019
The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows.
Saving the Hellbender, a Giant Salamander Under Threat
Saving the Hellbender, a Giant Salamander Under Threat
Mary Bates | Sep 1, 2019
Populations of the two-foot-long amphibians are declining across North America. Scientists are struggling to find out why, before it’s too late.
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2019
Scientists are pretty sure they know where the seaweed is coming from. Now they want to know why it’s here.
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
The three-dimensional cell cultures are still in the development phase, but researchers are excited about their use to predict patients’ responses to various treatment options.
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Michael Graw | Jul 15, 2019
A six-year study across the Tanzanian mountain’s slopes hints at how land-use practices will interact with a changing climate to influence ecosystems around the world.
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.