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Two research teams reported detecting prions using different versions of the same assay, and one said it could detect the proteins before the onset of symptoms.

The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples.

Coral from a variable environment can better adapt to a new locale through gene expression changes.

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have designed a modular, virally-delivered, doxycycline-induced CRISPR/Cas9 system.

A Texas-led team examined the phylogenetic trees of gut bacteria from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, and found they largely reflect their hosts.

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center uncovered variants in two genes tied to pulmonary fibrosis and telomere shortening.

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) caterpillar with fully everted osmeterium is pictured from Bradford County, Fla.

The Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly is noted for the snake-like features and off-putting scent associated with its caterpillar stage.

A study in Science describes a novel function for a protein in which it specifies for long, random chains of alanine and threonine to be added to stalled proteins. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two research teams reported on mutational patterns present in gastric cancer in Nature Genetics.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.