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Cloud-Based Genomics
Cloud-Based Genomics
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2013
An academic-commercial partnership launches the largest cloud-based genomics project to date.
About Face
About Face
Abby Olena | Oct 25, 2013
Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.
Genetic Test for Autism Refuted
Genetic Test for Autism Refuted
Ed Yong | Oct 25, 2013
Replication attempt shows that earlier claims about a genetic test for autism were overblown.
Week in Review: October 21–25
Week in Review: October 21–25
Tracy Vence | Oct 25, 2013
PubMed launches Commons; measuring HIV’s latent reservoir; immune-related pathway variation in genome, microbiome; rapamycin and flu vaccines; grasshopper mice resistant to pain
Mouth Microbes Influenced by Ethnicity
Mouth Microbes Influenced by Ethnicity
Tracy Vence | Oct 24, 2013
Researchers identify oral microbiome signatures that correlate with a person’s cultural background.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Oct 23, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  
Clocking Epigenetics
Clocking Epigenetics
Abby Olena | Oct 22, 2013
DNA methylation status can predict age in various human tissues, a study shows.
Week in Review: October 7–11
Week in Review: October 7–11
Jef Akst | Oct 11, 2013
Nobels awarded for vesicle trafficking and computational chemistry; building 3-D microbial communities; mislabeled microbes cause retractions
Fighting Viruses with RNAi
Fighting Viruses with RNAi
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2013
The long-debated issue of whether mammals can use RNA interference as an antiviral defense mechanism is finally put to rest.
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Ed Yong | Oct 10, 2013
Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results.