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Lyme bacteria show that evolvability is evolvable

Hannah Hoag | 
Some gamblers succeed by spiriting cards up their sleeves, giving them a wider range of hands to play. So do ...
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Open-access genome project lands in UK

Ewen Callaway | 
The open-access genome project in the UK, led by Genomics England, has a lot in common with the Personal Genome ...

Fountain-of-youth gene unleashes healing power

Monya Baker | 
Mice that had been genetically engineered to develop tumours failed to do so. Instead, the animals grew up to be ...
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Precision gene editing paves way for monkey models of genetic disease

Helen Shen | 
A new precise technique for editing genes may allow researchers to to create genetically modified monkeys and develop treatments for ...

Project Einstein: Are there genes for mathematical genius?

Erika Hayden | 
An entrepreneur in gene-sequencing wants to find out what genes are linked to mathematical ability ...
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Genome hacker builds largest-ever family tree

Heidi Ledford | 
To help scientists investigate inheritance, so-called genome hacker Yaniv Erlich has built family tree with over 13 million people, using ...

Extra gene makes mice manic

Amanda Mascarelli | 
Duplication of a single gene — and too much of the corresponding protein in brain cells — causes mice to ...

Misunderstandings retard growth of personal genomics

George Church | 
Genome sequencing has improved over the years. But misunderstandings about the accuracy and value of the tests abound ...
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Gene tweaking for conservation

Michael Thomas | 
Researchers predict that 15-40% of animal species will be extinct by 2050, due to climate change and human activities. We ...

Stem cells made with near-perfect efficiency

Monya Baker | 
Researchers have for the first time converted cultured skin cells into stem cells with near-perfect efficiency. By removing a single ...

NIH approves first uses of HeLa genome

Ewen Callaway | 
A US National Institutes of Health (NIH) committee approved the first uses of genomic data from the HeLa cell line on 16 ...
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Changing the paradigm of hostility towards GM food

A "Nature" Editorial explores reasons why so many consumers still remain wary of GM food, more than a decade after ...
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Regenerative medicine milestone: Stem cells generated in live mice

Heidi Ledford | 
An important step toward developing regenerative therapies: Researchers successfully reprogrammed adult mouse cells, in a live mouse, to behave like ...
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Convergent evolution seen in many genes, including those for echolocation

Erika Check Hayden | 
A new study suggests that many genes evolved in parallel in bats and dolphins, helping each to develop their remarkable ...
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Genome studies reveal roots of TB drug resistance

Ed Yong | 
A new catalogue of tuberculosis bacteria genomes may help researchers ID and treat drug-resistant strains ...

Big horns clash with longevity in sheep

Ewen Callaway | 
Alpha Red 78 — a ram with horns like elephant tusks — sired 95 lambs before he died at the ripe ...

US regulation misses some GM crops

Heidi Ledford | 
Five years after developing an apple variety containing a defense to fend off apple scab — which took 85 years ...

Genetically modified crops pass benefits to weeds

Jane Qiu | 
A genetic-modification technique used widely to make crops herbicide resistant has been shown to confer advantages on a wild form ...

GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus

Michelle Dobrovolny | 
A strain of rice genetically engineered to protect against diarrhoeal disease could offer a cost-effective way to protect children in ...

The milk revolution and the genetics of lactose tolerance

Andrew Curry | 
During the most recent ice age, milk was essentially a toxin to adults because — unlike children — they could ...

Stricter standards sought to curb stem-cell confusion

Helen Shen | 
Pamela Robey is used to disappointing the scientists who send samples, anxious to know whether the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) ...

Giant viruses open Pandora’s box

Ed Yong | 
Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel, evolutionary biologists at Aix-Marseille University in France, didn't know what they'd found in a water ...

Unreliability of genome assembly contest results prompts soul-searching

Erika Check Hayden | 
In July 2011, as part of a "Assemblathon" contest, 21 teams submitted 43 attempts to build assemblers to assemble three ...
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Scientist create stem cells without genetic manipulation

David Cyranoski | 
Scientists demonstrate a new way to reprogram adult tissue to become cells like embryonic stem cells, without using genes ...

Stem cells reprogrammed using chemicals alone

David Cyranoski | 
Scientists have demonstrated a new way to reprogram adult tissue to become cells as versatile as embryonic stem cells — ...

Argentina cuts GM red tape

Lucas Laursen | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Argentina has streamlined its biotech crop regulatory framework to ensure neither red tape nor ...

Three-party IVF a slippery slope to human germline modifcation

Marcy Darnovsky | 
The UK government’s recent move towards human trials of mitochondrial-replacement techniques has prompted intense interest among scientists and bioethicists, while ...

Nature commentary: Europe losing ground in GM crop science

Brian Heap | 
The EU must regulate GM plant varieties with sound science or risk losing ground in the race to grow more ...
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