Genetics

  1. Life

    Gene makes old cells act young again

    Turning on a gene called Lin28a in old, damaged tissue may help the cells heal quicker.

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  2. Genetics

    Exploring dog origins with data and a dose of imagination

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  3. Genetics

    People’s genes welcome their microbes

    In mice and humans, genetic variants seem to control the bacterial mix on and in bodies.

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  4. Genetics

    Genetic variants may keep Siberians warm

    People in frigid cold evolved changes in fat metabolism, shivering.

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  5. Genetics

    Reprogrammed stem cells may mirror embryonic ones after all

    Donor genetics may explain why the two cell types vary.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Gene links smoking, multiple sclerosis

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  7. Humans

    What makes a face go round

    Genetic enhancers acting far away from their intended genes can help shape a face during development.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Inactive HIV poses even greater barrier to cure

    The reservoir of dormant virus strains is larger than scientists estimated, a finding that could make the virus harder to combat.

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  9. Genetics

    Dog clone genome nearly identical to donor DNA

    The genetic material of Snuppy and of his donor, Tai, is nearly identical.

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  10. Life

    Good news for giant pandas

    The animal’s immune system has higher than expected genetic diversity, which could lead to better breeding programs.

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  11. Genetics

    Groovy surface changes cells’ state

    Physical cues may be as important as chemical ones when trying to revert mature cells to stem-cell-like ones.

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  12. Genetics

    Family takes on progeria in ‘Life According to Sam’

    A new documentary portrays an extraordinary search for a cure spurred by a teen with the premature aging disease.

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