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Doppelgängers Similar in Looks and DNA: Study
Look-alikes are also more likely to share lifestyle traits.
Doppelgängers Similar in Looks and DNA: Study
Doppelgängers Similar in Looks and DNA: Study

Look-alikes are also more likely to share lifestyle traits.

Look-alikes are also more likely to share lifestyle traits.

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Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Amanda Heidt | Aug 26, 2020 | 3 min read
Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.
Accuracy of Genotyping Chips Called into Question
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Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.
DNA Reveals Ancient Looks
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By analyzing a collection of 24 genetic variations, researchers are able to predict the hair and eye color of long-dead humans.
Creative Emulsification
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Enhancing data collection from emulsion PCR reactions: three case studies
The Stuff of Nightmares
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Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
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A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
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