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Newly discovered ancient human skeleton contains lost Neanderthal DNA

Ars Technica | 
Another week, another ancient human genome. We just recently covered the oldest modern human genome yet described. Now, another paper ...

Promising new diabetes treatment overcomes negative side effects

Ars Technica | 
In Type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system destroys the cells that produce insulin, leaving your body unable to make ...
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Memories of positive associations get written onto DNA

Ars Technica | 
Another study adds to the growing list of experiements in which epigenetics appears involved in the process of locking memories ...

Biological logic gate built by splitting viral gene

Ars Technica | 
The following is an edited excerpt. In recent years, researchers in the messy world of biology have been able to ...

We broke the tomato, and we’re using science to fix it

Ars Technica | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Thanks to decades of breeding, the modern agricultural tomato has a lot of properties ...

Why would a biotech company keep a secret herd of goats?

Ars Technica | 
The typical image of a modern biological research lab involves high-tech machinery and table-sized microscopes; at most, there might be ...

Complex behaviors driven by remarkably simple genetics

Ars Technica | 
Humans engage in a lot of complex behaviors, but many of them are learned. Genetics gives us a nervous system ...

Bacterial “immune system” used to engineer human DNA in human cells

Ars Technica | 
Precisely engineering the genome of human cells remains largely in the realm of science fiction. It's possible, with the right virus, ...

Bats evolved to fix DNA from damage caused by flight

Ars Technica | 
[N]ow, thanks to our ability to sequence genomes, some researchers have provided a new picture of how bats manage to ...
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Activists in UK plan to trash crop experiment

Ars Technica | 
For researchers at the UK's Rothamsted research center, the past few weeks must have felt like a train wreck in ...

We’re all mutants now

Ars Technica | 
The field of study called population genetics has played a critical role in the development of modern biology, helping unite ...
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