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New bill allows blood spots from newborn genetic screenings to be kept indefinitely

Sara Reardon | 
Minnesota will once again allow blood spots to be kept and used for further research following routine newborn screening of ...

New brain cells can hurt learning ability

Helen Shen | 
For anyone fighting to save old memories, a fresh crop of brain cells may be the last thing they need ...

Genetic analysis of polar bears adds species to list of those younger than we thought

Hannah Hoag | 
Polar bears diverged from brown bears surprisingly recently — within the past 500,000 years, researchers report today in Cell1. Previous ...

Antibiotic resistance biggest issue in developing world because of lack of regulation

Sara Reardon | 
By most standards, the increasing availability of life-saving antibiotics in the developing world is a good thing. But, around the ...

Bacteria poised to acquire antibiotic resistance genes at quickening pace

Sara Reardon | 
The post-antibiotic era is near, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO). The decreasing effectiveness ...

Tsetse fly genome decoded, may offer target for sleeping sickness prevention and therapies

Jessica Morrison | 
Public-health workers are one step closer to stamping out a debilitating and potentially fatal disease known as sleeping sickness following ...

RNAi gene silencing comes back to life

Erika Check Hayden | 
After a rocky start, RNA interference (RNAi), a gene-silencing technique that won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, ...

Epigenetics might explain how humans differed from Neanderthals despite very similar genes

Ewen Callaway | 
The DNA sequences of Neanderthals and other extinct human relatives have exposed lost migrations, sexual escapades and even new species ...

Schizophrenics age faster, genetics play a roll

Emily Anthes | 
For decades, evidence has suggested that people with schizophrenia have shortened lifespans. In the early twentieth century, doctors observed that ...

Frankenstein’s Cat: How biotechnology is shaping the future of animals

Alex Jackson | 
Emily Anthes’ ‘Frankenstein’s Cat – Cuddling Up To Biotech’s Brave New Beasts’, is now out in paperback and worth a read ...

NIH’s Stem Cell program mysteriously shut down, only one study funded

Sara Reardon | 
Stem-cell researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been left frustrated and confused following the demise of ...

Hummingbirds continue rapid diversification into new species

Ed Yong | 
Hummingbirds took just 22 million years to diversify from a single common ancestor into 338 tiny, colourful species. And they ...

Epigenetic studies provide intriguing results, but are hard to replicate

Ewen Callaway | 
Obesity may be written not only in the genes, but also on top of them. One of the largest studies ...

Investigation finds acid bath stem cell scientist guilty of misconduct

David Cyranoski | 
A committee investigating problems in papers claiming a method to apply stress to create embryonic like cells has found the ...

Genetics has dramatically changed the fields of archeology and anthropology. What next?

Ewen Callaway | 
We are in the midst of an an ancient-genomics boom. In the past year, researchers have unveiled the two oldest ...

Global genomic data-sharing effort kicks off

Ewen Callaway | 
The number of sequenced human genomes will soon jump from the thousands to the millions. But a recently established high-profile ...
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Greater variety of pre-natal screenings now offered

Erika Check Hayden | 
The list of available pre-natal genetic screening tests is growing. The tests are non-invasive and generally have a low false-positive ...

Capturing a snapshot of how cells interact

Brendan Borrell | 
Scientists can now take snapshots of where and how thousands of genes are expressed in intact tissue samples, ranging from ...
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Phylogenetic forensics advances but doesn’t give courts a smoking gun

Shaoni Bhattacharya | 
Juries might soon be hearing about the genetic path of infections and diseases as evidence in court cases. The process ...
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Ancient Native American DNA remains present ethical minefield

Ewen Callaway | 
Sequencing the genome of an ancient Native American reveals more about American history, and underscores the difficult, delicate dance of ...
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Biotech Infographic: Global innovations for February 2014

Bioentrepreneur | 
Arrests in China, biotech crops in Russia and MaRS Innovation: our February Monthly Map. Read the full, original article: Monthly Map ...
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Synthetic biology companies shift to making food additives and fragrances

Erika Check Hayden | 
The synthetic biology industry is looking to expand into creating food additives and fragrances, which could be very lucrative but ...
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Acid bath turns adult cells into stem cells

David Cyranoski | 
Japanese researchers report transforming adult cells into a flexible, embryonic state via a surprisingly simple method of exposing the cells ...
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One-fifth of Neanderthal genome persists in modern human genome

Evan Callaway | 
By piecing together the fragments of Neanderthal DNA in the modern genome, researchers found that the stocky hunter-gatherers gave us ...

Diet changes alter the human gut microbiome

Long-term dietary intake influences the structure and activity of the trillions of microorganisms residing in the human gut, but it ...
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FDA clampdown on consumer genetics is overcautious

Nita Farahany, Robert Green | 
The FDA's precautionary approach to 23andMe may present more of a threat to consumer health than 23andMe's test results ever ...

Co-evolution of human and microbe reduces risk of stomach cancer

Ed Yong | 
The Colombian town of Tuquerres, nestled high in the Andes Mountains, has one of the highest rates of stomach cancer ...

Ancient European genomes reveal jumbled ancestry

Evan Callaway | 
Newly released genome sequences from almost a dozen early human inhabitants of Europe suggest that the continent was once a ...