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Harnessing biological clocks to boost fight against disease, parasites

Atlantic | 
[Evolutionary parasitologist Sarah] Reece and other scientists are exploring an idea that is making waves in biology: If the body ...
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How CRISPR is speeding up animal research

PBS | 
Fifteen years ago or so, when Helen Sang, a geneticist at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, and her colleagues wanted to ...
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Up all night? Night owls may share genetic mutation

Scientific American | 
Some people, no matter what they do, simply cannot fall asleep until the wee hours...These night owls may have a ...
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Mosquitoes evolving resistance to nets designed to quash spread of malaria

PBS | 
In the last ten years or so, more than a billion insecticide-treated bed nets have been distributed across the world ...
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Differences in brain wiring could explain why some people learn languages quicker

Scientific American | 
Babies' ability to soak up language makes them the envy of adult learners everywhere. Still, some grown-ups can acquire new ...

Sources of inherited diseases may emerge with map of complex gene interactions

Atlantic | 
In yeast, only one in five genes is essential...however, if a pair of nonessential genes is removed—sometimes, death comes quickly ...
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Using CRISPR to drive genes through a population likely to lead to ‘resistance’ in organisms

NOVA Next | 
We might finally be able to beat evolution at its own game. Using the gene editing tool CRISPR...biologists can arrange ...

DNA phenotyping revolutionizing forensics

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On the morning of ...

Genes’ mechanisms for protein production called into question

Quanta | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The millimeter-long roundworm Caenorhabditis ...
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Your housemate may be altering your immune system

Nautilus | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Our veins are swimming ...

Researcher probes why viruses remain genetically stable for some time, then rapidly mutate

Popular Science | 
Unlike most kids, Katia Koelle’s first love was math, a passion she picked up from enthusiastic instructors. “One of my ...

Mysteries of autism and schizophrenia unlocked by new cell study techniques

Popular Science | 
When Feng Zhang was in graduate school, he discovered that the tools for splicing new genes into living cells were ...

Sequencing genomes of entire microcosmic ecosystems

Popular Science | 
Viruses are the most abundant entities on the planet—and among the most mysterious. Mya Breitbart, a microbial ecologist at the ...

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