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Scientists watch DNA development in a growing brain

Researchers have used chemical tracking and genome sequencing to create a time-lapse map of human brains as they develop ...
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New genome sequencing technique produces its first genetically-screened IVF baby

The first IVF baby to screened using an inexpensive and fast genome sequencing procedure has been born in the US ...
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The smallest bacterial genome, in context

Researchers find that a bacteria's tiny genome size is made possible only because its host's genetic code does some of ...
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Gene sleuths find how some naturally resist cholera

Researchers found that people of the Ganges Delta have adapted genetically to withstand cholera and arsenic ...
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Pointing to breakthrough, human stem cells used to create tiny new livers

Organ transplant tissues created from stem cells have long been a medical hope. An international research team using human liver ...
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Building the internet of genes

The global alliance to support secure sharing of genomic and clinical data represents potential for both tremendous good and unknown ...
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Britain moves toward “three-parent” IVF babies

Three-parent IVF could head off inherited mitochondrial disease in babies in Britain ...
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Genomic medicine for astronauts

Personalized genomics could be used to ensure that astronauts are in the best possible condition before they go into the ...
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Neuroscience: Big promises, big problems

Neuroimaging is widely regarded as the key to understanding everything we do -- but is this wrong? ...
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The DNA data deluge

Computing, not sequencing, is now the limiting factor when it comes to genomics research ...
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Coffee in crisis: Transgenics to the rescue?

Central American coffee production is on red alert because of the coffee rust fungus. We need transgenics to create resistant, ...
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Ancient horse genome sequenced: Ancient humans next?

Researchers have assembled a draft of the genome of nearly 700,000-year-old horse. Can they do it for pre-neandertal humans? ...
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The cancer genome in context: of mice and mutations

Researchers push the boundaries of cancer genomics--including making custom mouse models to develop personalized treatments ...
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DNA folding patterns control gene expression

A decade after sequencing the human genome, it's time to tackle the folding of a human’s entire suite of DNA ...
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Listening to the genome: music or noise?

How do we separate the signal from the noise in our "junk"-filled genomes? ...
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DNA tests estimate that Prince William is 0.3 to 0.8 percent Indian

Researchers have found that Prince William, heir to the throne, likely carries a small amount of Indian DNA ...
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The most detailed map of the human brain ever

A new 3D brain map called BigBrain is the most detailed ever constructed, with a resolution so high it can ...
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Japan reconsiders chimeric experiments

Japan is considering relaxing restrictions on the production of chimeric animals for sake of trying to grow viable human organs ...
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Far-fetched ethical questions that are about to get real

Science fiction's favorite moral quandaries are suddenly pressing concerns ...
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Be prepared for the big genome leak

The number of genomes in research databases is growing -- how long will it be before that information gets out? ...
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The perils of neurocentrism

The issue with fMRI and other neuroscience techniques is "neurocentrism" -- "the view that human experience and behavior can be ...
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Faroe Islands aim to sequence genes of entire country

The Health Ministry of the Faroe Islands plans to sequence the genomes of every interested citizen ...
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Synthetic blood may introduce a host of complications

The pending arrival of synthetic blood is likely to come with some serious socioeconomic and ethical issues ...
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Mother Jones: Is synthetic biology something to fear?

The funded synthetic biology Glowing Plant kickstarter campaign raises questions and fears for some ...
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Supreme court limits gene patents in mixed ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the ability of companies to patent human genetic sequences ...
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GM foods grow up

Critics of transgenic crops often focus on the seemingly unnatural act of adding something new and alien to a plant's ...
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Artwork highlights legal debate over ‘abandoned’ DNA

A provocative art project creates "facial reconstruction" sculptures based on DNA found on trash. Is it legal? ...
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No, this is not how the human face might look in 100,000 years

One artist’s vision of what humanity will look like in 100,000 years includes huge eyes and foreheads. Apparently, we’re all ...
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