Posts in: genetics

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Putting names to bones

Putting names to bones

The art and science of identifying famous people from the past

By | Posted March 7, 2016

What is CRISPR, anyway?

What is CRISPR, anyway?

Something primordial is shaping the future of biology

By | Posted February 14, 2016

A gene sequencer that fits in your pocket

A gene sequencer that fits in your pocket

Fast, portable DNA tests are a powerful new tool for fighting disease — and more

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Going viral

Going viral

Scientists are exploring a hidden side of the microbiome with hopes for patient benefits

By | Posted January 23, 2016

Allele vs. Predator

Allele vs. Predator

Minor gene changes have major consequences for an ecosystem

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Zoltan Takacs’s venomous vision

Zoltan Takacs’s venomous vision

Toxin researcher mines snake DNA for potential medicines

By | Posted September 28, 2015

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Scientists continue to debate whether experiments can show that our primate ancestors evolved fairness, or if cooperation is uniquely human

By | Posted January 7, 2015

GMO- A Great Medical Opportunity

GMO- A Great Medical Opportunity

Genetically modifying tobacco has created incredible medical discoveries; what else remains to be found?

By | Posted October 13, 2014

Looks like a blueberry, tastes like a tomato

Looks like a blueberry, tastes like a tomato

If genetically modified fruits should be labeled, why not change their color?

By | Posted September 17, 2014

How does colorblindness work?

How does colorblindness work?

Why some people see fewer colors than others

By | Posted July 28, 2014

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