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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study appearing online today in Cell hints that individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be prone to misregulation of alternatively spliced gene snippets known as microexons — particularly those regulated in ways that influence brain development and function.

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The New York Times reports on an effort to address in high school biology classes misconceptions regarding race and genetics.

60 Minutes speaks with Harvard's George Church about tackling the effects of aging and more.

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