High-Tech Biology

In a recent column on education, The New York Times' Paul Krugman said that many jobs for recent college grads are being rendered "obsolete" by advances in technology. For scientists, adds Mike the Mad Biologist, this is nothing new.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

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