Pedro Beltrao at Public Rambling gets inspiration from and makes use of a recently published Cell paper to do a quick analysis of the potential effects of mRNA localization patterns in the developing D. melanogaster embryo. The paper found that a large fraction of the genes had localization patterns during some stage of the embryonic development.

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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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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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