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“Find and Replace” across an entire genome

National Geographic | 
It couldn’t be easier to make sweeping edits on a computer document. If I were so inclined, I could find ...
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Genome studies reveal roots of TB drug resistance

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

The tiny genes that control heartbeats

The Scientist | 
The regular heartbeats of humans and fruit flies both depend on tiny genes that have gone unnoticed because of their ...

Giant viruses open Pandora’s box

Nature | 
Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel, evolutionary biologists at Aix-Marseille University in France, didn't know what they'd found in a water ...
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DNA superstorage: Apocalypse-proofing the world’s data

BBC | 
In terms of information density, DNA outclasses anything we’ve been able to invent. Two scientists think all the world's information ...
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Shutting down the extra chromosome in Down’s syndrome

National Geographic | 
Researchers have shut down the third, extra, Down's-syndrome-causing copy of the 21st chromosome in human cells ...

Researchers sequence genomes of microbe species beyond the lab

The Scientist | 
The tree of life is dominated by microbes, but many large branches remain uncharted because scientists have been historically restricted ...

Bacterial DNA found in human genomes

The Scientist | 
The following is an excerpt. A team of scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found the ...

Muscle disease gene identified in fish

The Scientist | 
The following is an excerpt. If you prod a zebrafish embryo, it will normally twitch its tail and try to ...
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A minimalist genome: Sometimes “junk” DNA really is junk

National Geographic | 
Whether or not "junk" DNA is actually useful has been a topic of debate. A new paper in Nature examining ...
Lily Grossman

Lily Grossman: Medicine — and hope — via genomics

National Geographic | 
The utility of whole genome sequencing is debated, but Lily Grossman's story offers compelling evidence for its potential ...

Genomes link aboriginal Australians to Indians

Nature | 
Some aboriginal Australians can trace as much as 11% of their genomes to migrants who reached the island around 4,000 ...

How a quarter of the cow genome came from snakes

National Geographic | 
Genomes are often described as recipe books for living things. If that’s the case, many of them badly need an ...
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Nature creates genetically modified organisms — including humans

National Geographic | 
Despite some concerns over the transfer of DNA from one organism to another to create genetically modified crops and animals, ...

Will we ever decipher everything about a life form based just on its DNA?

BBC | 
As our technologies and understanding advance, will we eventually be able to look at a pile of raw DNA sequence ...
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