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Father searches daughter’s DNA to understand her condition

Brendan Maher | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Hugh Rienhoff says that his nine-year-old daughter, Bea, is “a fire cracker”, “a tomboy” ...

Dog genetics spur scientific spat

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an excerpt. Scientists investigating the transformation of wolves into dogs are behaving a bit like the animals ...
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Be prepared for the big genome leak

Steven E. Brenner | 
The number of genomes in research databases is growing -- how long will it be before that information gets out? ...

Reanalysis of cancer genome data weeds out false positives

Heidi Ledford | 
The following is an excerpt. Some call them the ‘fishy genes’: errors in DNA that seem to be associated with ...
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Congress “protects” GM crops

Laura DeFrancesco | 
The "Monsanto Protect Act" provision passed earlier this year has elicited overstated responses from critics and proponents alike ...

Kickstarter-funded glowing plant sparks debate

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Among the many projects attracting crowd-sourced funding on the Kickstarter website this week are ...

Scientists discover molecular trigger for itching

Chris Palmer | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Once thought to be a low-level form of pain, itch is instead a distinct ...

Pathogen genome tracks Irish potato famine back to its roots

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The great potato famine of the 1840s was a defining event in Ireland’s recent ...

Scientists must lead human cloning stem cell debate

Editorial | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Last week’s announcement in Cell that a team in Oregon successfully derived stem cells ...

Engineered mosquitoes stymie malaria’s spread with bacteria

Beth Mole | 
The following is an excerpt. Find a link to the full story below. Scientists have engineered mosquitoes to carry a ...
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The promise, the reality, and the future of GM crops

A special issue of Nature News separates fact from fiction when it comes to GMOs ...

Mapping the H7N9 avian flu outbreaks

Declan Butler | 
The following is an excerpt. Scientists do not fully understand yet how the H7N9 avian flu virus is spreading in ...

Zebrafish genome helps in hunt for treatments

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an excerpt. When scientists began sequencing the zebrafish genome in 2001, the model organism was a favourite ...
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Italy should look to science before deregulating stem-cell therapies

It is wrong to exploit the desperation of the disabled and the terminally ill and to raise false hopes of ...

Mummy genetics study may be prelude to widespread genome mapping of ancient Egyptians

Jo Marchant | 
The following is an excerpt. The ancient Egyptians could soon be getting their genomes sequenced as a matter of routine ...
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SCOTUS leans against patents on human genes

Heidi Ledford | 
US Supreme Court justices will not issue a decision until later this year — probably near the end of June ...
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Rare mutation could lead to the next blockbuster cholesterol drug

Stephen Hall | 
Mutations in a gene called PCSK9 give African Americans extremely low ‘bad cholesterol’ and a 90 percent reduced risk of ...
New regulations pending for unproven veterinary stem cell treatments

New regulations pending for unproven veterinary stem cell treatments

David Cyranoski | 
New guidance from the FDA could soon rein in veterinary uses of stem cells, a practice that has exploded in ...

Stem cells boom in vet clinics

David Cyranoski | 
The following is an excerpt. Patients seeking unproven stem-cell therapies in the United States often run up against government restrictions ...

Genetic ‘kill switch’ eradicates female silkworms for a better crop

Daniel Cressey | 
The following is an excerpt. The technology used to kill off the female mosquitoes that spread tropical diseases has been ...

DNA study links indigenous Brazilians to Polynesians

Sid Perkins | 
The following is an excerpt. Indigenous people that lived in southeastern Brazil in the late 1800s shared some genetic sequences ...

Stem-cell ruling riles researchers

Alison Abbott | 
The following is an excerpt. Clinics that offer unproven stem-cell treatments often end up playing cat and mouse with health ...

Genetically engineered immune cells rapidly clear leukemia tumors

Heidi Ledford | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The new therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a swift-growing cancer that tends to kill ...

Most popular human cell in science gets sequenced

The following is an excerpt. The research world’s most famous human cell has had its genome decoded, and it’s a ...

Most popular human cell in science gets sequenced

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an excerpt. The research world’s most famous human cell has had its genome decoded, and it’s a ...

Form and function: The debate over junk DNA

The following is an edited excerpt. Science is at the mercy of its language. One enduring debate has been resurrected ...

DNA tool kit goes live online

Ewen Callaway | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The latest shopping website is open for business, offering unusual wares: DNA tools to ...

Drug-resistant bacteria pose ‘catastrophic threat’

Daniel Cressey | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The danger of antibiotic resistant bacteria should be placed alongside pandemic influenza and terrorism ...
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