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3200 genes essential to all humans

Elizabeth Pennisi | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Fiddle just a little ...

New study adds steam to chronic fatigue syndrome controversy

Jon Cohen | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The authors of a ...

Computer-modeled rat brain reignites Human Brain Project debate

Kai Kupferschmidt | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  An international group of ...

Is looking for intelligence in genes a ‘needle in a haystack?’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  With the advent of ...

Ancient DNA reveals modern humans evolved much earlier than thought

Ann Gibbons | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  In a remarkable technical ...

Trials halted for Ebola drug after no results seen in human patients

Kai Kupferschmidt, Gretchen Vogel | 
One of the highly anticipated trials of an Ebola drug that showed promising results in monkeys has been stopped early ...

Genes may have helped Russians survive WWII siege

Yulia Smirnova, Angelina Davydova | 
In September 1941, German troops and Finnish allies encircled Leningrad, trapping 3 million residents in the Baltic city famed for ...

Dutch height shows humans still subject to natural selection

Martin Enserink | 
Insecure about your height? You may want to avoid this tiny country by the North Sea, whose population has gained ...

Should biologists keep invasive CRISPR mutations in check?

John Bohannon | 
On 28 December 2014, Valentino Gantz and Ethan Bier checked on the fruit flies that had just hatched in their ...
How human are you? Research suggests we carry over 100 foreign genes

How human are you? Research suggests we carry over 100 foreign genes

Sarah C.P. Williams | 
You’re not completely human, at least when it comes to the genetic material inside your cells. You—and everyone else—may harbor ...
What does Obama's precision medicine initiative mean for future medical research?

What does Obama’s precision medicine initiative mean for future medical research?

Jocelyn Kaiser | 
The precision medicine initiative proposed by President Barack Obama last week would center on a huge new biobank containing medical ...

Newly discovered jawbone fuels mystery of ancient human evolution

Ann Gibbons | 
A fisherman who pulled in his nets 25 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan got a surprising catch: the lower ...

Researchers develop nanoparticles that prevent cancer metastasis in mice

Robert F. Service | 
When a person dies from cancer, the culprit is usually not the original tumor but rather the cancerous cells that ...
What's the genetic ancestry of average Americans?

What’s the genetic ancestry of average Americans?

Lizzie Wade | 
In the United States, almost no one can trace their ancestry back to just one place. And for many, the ...

Drug-resistant malaria strains pose challenge to disease prevention

Gretchen Vogel | 
The region around the Mekong River delta is infamous for its malaria parasites. Twice already—in the 1950s and the 1960s—they ...

Receiving a genome screening for cancer risk as an Ashkenazi Jew

Jennifer Couzin-Frankel | 
Rarely could I be described in a headline in The New York Times, which explains why I lingered over one ...

New York court rejects granting legal personhood to chimpanzees

David Grimm | 
Advocates of “legal personhood” to chimpanzees have lost another battle. This morning, a New York appellate court rejected a lawsuit ...

Proposed Ebola vaccine trials will use volunteer health care workers as subjects

Kai Kupferschmidt, Jon Cohen | 
When Ripley Ballou came to a Geneva, Switzerland, meeting about Ebola vaccines last week, he had a tough message to ...

Among Ebola’s victims, hospital workers and researchers

Gretchen Vogel | 
The ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak is taking an appalling toll on health workers in West Africa. More than 240 have been infected ...