Getting it Straight

Bitesize Bio brings the basics to its how-to guide on sequence alignment. In this "beginner's guide" — which is to be the first in a series — Jason Garner writes that "those of us who have learned how to sequence know that aligning sequences is a lot easier and less time consuming than creating them."

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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