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The health of one mouse can be influenced by the genetic makeup of its cage mate, according to a study out in PLOS Genetics yesterday.

Researchers led by European Bioinformatics Institute's Oliver Stegle examined how the genotypes of one individual might influence the phenotype of another individual. Using lab mice, they studied how these social genetic effects contribute to 100 organismal phenotypes and genome-wide gene expression.

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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.

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