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Nature, of course, has its own take on Venter's genome, saying that its publication presents new biological insights since previous sequencing efforts did not differentiate between chromosomal copies. The news story points to a finding that will disappoint some Venter critics --  he has four repeated sequences in front of his MAOA gene, not the three that would indicate a tendency toward antisocial behavior.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.