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Chorus of neurons, singing together transfers messages in the brain

Bethany Brookshire | 
When a cartoon character gets an idea, you know it. A lightbulb goes on over Wile E. Coyote’s head, or ...

Blondness carried in a single allele that enhances known hair color genes

Tina Hesman Saey | 
Some Europeans have enhancers that make them blond. In this case, the enhancer isn’t a hair dye, but a genetic ...

Staph may have acquired resistance genes for common antimicbrobial hand sanitizers

Beth Mole | 
Sneezing out antimicrobial snot may sound like a superpower, but it actually could be a handicap. Triclosan, an omnipresent antimicrobial ...

Researchers say Y chromosome traces back to the time of Mitochondrial Eve or before

Erin Wayman | 
The largest analyses to date of the human Y chromosome suggest that modern men can trace their family tree further ...

Nail stem cells regrow fingertips

Cristy Gelling | 
The following is an excerpt. Doctors could one day use nail stem cells to treat malformed nails or even amputated ...
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Head for numbers? Brain anatomy best predictor of math aptitude

Meghan Rosen | 
Children who are good at math may literally have a brain for numbers. New research indicates that the physical structure ...

Genetic fossils betray hepatitis B’s ancient roots

Tina Hesman Saey | 
The following is an excerpt. A virus that causes liver diseases in people may have infected birds that shared the ...

New separation process advances stem cell therapies

The following is an excerpt. A new separation process that depends on an easily-distinguished physical difference in adhesive forces among ...

Reports of junk DNA’s ‘demise’ were based on junky logic and dubious definitions

Tom Siegfried | 
The following is an excerpt. Magnificent organisms capable of composing symphonies, calculating quantum energy levels and dunking basketballs are built ...

Privacy flap forces withdrawal of DNA data on cancer cell line

John Travis | 
The following is an excerpt. On 11 March, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) issued a press release proudly announcing ...

Switzerland creates secure test site for GM crops

Jop de Vrieze | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The Swiss government will create a permanently protected area on federal land for experiments ...

Depression gene search disappoints

Laura Sanders | 
A massive effort to uncover genes involved in depression has largely failed. By combing through the DNA of 34,549 volunteers, ...

Human genetic diversity exploded in recent millennia

Tina Hesman Saey | 
Most of the genetic quirks people carry today popped up within the last 5,000 years or so, researchers report online ...

Rare genetic variants may not as influential in common disease as once thought

Tina Hesman Saey | 
Rare tweaks in single letters of DNA are not as powerful a force in health and in common diseases as ...
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