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Microbial Terroir
Microbial Terroir
Abby Olena | Nov 26, 2013
Researchers show that microbes on the surface and stems of wine grapes are nonrandomly associated with the plant’s variety and geographic region.
FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits
FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration blocks the marketing of unapproved genetic tests.  
GM Salmon Goes Commercial
GM Salmon Goes Commercial
Abby Olena | Nov 26, 2013
Environment Canada allows production of genetically modified salmon eggs at commercial levels.
Week in Review: November 18–22
Week in Review: November 18–22
Tracy Vence | Nov 22, 2013
Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”
It Takes Two
It Takes Two
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2013
Two genes from the Y chromosome are sufficient to generate male mice capable of fathering healthy offspring via an assisted reproductive technique.
FDA Approves NGS Tests
FDA Approves NGS Tests
Tracy Vence | Nov 21, 2013
The agency has cleared marketing of four next-generation sequencing devices from Illumina.
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Abby Olena | Nov 20, 2013
Frederick Sanger, who pioneered amino acid and DNA sequencing techniques, has passed away at age 95.
Pharmacogenetics Puzzle
Pharmacogenetics Puzzle
Tracy Vence | Nov 20, 2013
Conflicting clinical trial results leave researchers unsure whether genetic information is useful for determining initial Warfarin dosage.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Secrets
Ancient Genomes Reveal Secrets
Abby Olena | Nov 19, 2013
New Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes point to the existence of an unidentified early human.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.