Stem cells can become any type of cell that the body needs, but until they're needed to turn into a neural cell, or a heart cell, or a skin cell, how do they stay in their "stemmy" state, asks Not Exactly Rocket Science's Ed Yong.
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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A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.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.
In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.