Genetics

  1. Genetics

    Poppies make more than opium

    A 10-gene cluster controls the flowers’ production of a valuable cough suppressant and antitumor compound.

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  2. Anthropology

    Frozen mummy’s genetic blueprints unveiled

    DNA study reveals the 5,300-year-old Iceman had brown eyes, Lyme disease and links to modern-day Corsicans and Sardinians.

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  3. Genetics

    Crosses make lab mice even more useful

    Scientists have bred new strains of lab animals with the goal of making it easier to tease out genetic components of complex diseases.

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  4. Genetics

    Today’s information revolution illuminates diseases spread in the age of discovery

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  5. Genetics

    Flexible DNA computer finds square roots

    Scientists design a digital circuit made of molecules that may be able to crunch a wider variety of complex math problems than previous versions.

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  6. Genetics

    Some genes like it hot

    Some regional DNA differences may be due to climate, global surveys suggest.

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  7. Agriculture

    A taste of the chocolate genome

    Competing teams have announced the impending completion of the cacao DNA sequence.

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  8. Anthropology

    Genome of a chief

    Ancient DNA experts say they are analyzing a lock of Sitting Bull's hair.

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  9. Genetics

    Keeping Time

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  10. Genetics

    Dog gene heeds call of the wild

    Domesticated dogs passed a gene for dark fur color to their wild cousins.

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  11. Genetics

    Genomes and What to Make of Them by Barry Barnes and John Dupré

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Closest look yet at lung cancer genes

    A large study offers clues to the genetics behind lung cancer.

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