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These tardigrade-specific proteins form a disordered, glass-like solid structure and could be used to help transport pharmaceuticals.

Oliver Smithies Dies

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.

The researchers added that these expression changes could be used to predict when a bloom might occur.

When it comes to fully enrolling infants in sequencing studies, parental enthusiasm sometimes seems to wane due to logistical considerations and privacy concerns. 

The centers will support the NCI's Genomic Data Analysis Network, which is tasked with creating tools and strategies to study large-scale genomics data.

Tufts scientists and their colleagues called for steps to ensure that disadvantaged groups benefit from genetically based diagnoses and treatments.

The researchers found that older people with clear arteries had noticeably higher levels of CXCL5 compared with older people with more plaque buildup. 

The PNAS study says foreign genes account for only 1 percent of tardigrade genomes, compared to 17 percent as claimed in a previous study.

The money will be distributed to research groups studying the mechanisms by which three major agricultural plant systems resist infection by pathogens.

With virtual microdissection, the team tracked down stromal and tumor subtypes related to pancreatic patient outcome.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.