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Winners of Science and Technology Medals

The White House has announced 12 new recipients of the National Medal of Science and 11 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the awardees are the Institute for Systems Biology's Leroy Hood, Sallie Chisholm at MIT, Stanford University's Lucy Shapiro, Caltech's Frances Arnold, and Robert Langer at MIT.

“I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” US President Barack Obama says in a statement. “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this Nation great—and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial environment.”

The medals will be awarded in early 2013.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.