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Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Abby Olena | Nov 18, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Week in Review: November 11–15
Week in Review: November 11–15
Tracy Vence | Nov 15, 2013
Combating bacterial persistence; ancient canine evolution; T cells and transplants; sharing omics data and code
Origin of Domestic Dogs
Origin of Domestic Dogs
Ed Yong | Nov 14, 2013
New analysis suggests that domestic dogs evolved from European wolves that interacted with human hunter-gatherers.
H6N1 Can Affect Humans
H6N1 Can Affect Humans
Tracy Vence | Nov 14, 2013
Taiwanese scientists confirm the first person to have been infected by the H6N1 strain of avian flu.
Microbial Mediators
Microbial Mediators
Tracy Vence | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.
Retracing Steps
Retracing Steps
Aimee Swartz | Nov 11, 2013
Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.
Week in Review: November 4–8
Week in Review: November 4–8
Tracy Vence | Nov 8, 2013
Infant immune systems suppressed; why tissues are tough to freeze; silencing one gene causes secondary effects; estrogen’s role in drug-resistant breast cancer
Genomics Pioneer Dies
Genomics Pioneer Dies
Abby Olena | Nov 7, 2013
Monica Riley, who led groundbreaking work studying the E. coli genome, has passed away at age 87.
Inauthentic Herbals
Inauthentic Herbals
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2013
Using DNA barcoding, researchers show that herbal products are often contaminated or contain alternative compounds and fillers.
One Gene, Two Mutations
One Gene, Two Mutations
Tracy Vence | Nov 5, 2013
Knocking down a single gene spurs pronounced secondary effects in the yeast genome.