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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have traced the friendliness of dogs to structural variants affecting two genes linked to a human syndrome.

The genes fall in a region that has been linked to Williams-Beuren syndrome, a condition marked by hypersociability, delayed development, and cognitive impairment, among other traits. This suggested to the researchers that hypersociability might have been a key part of the dog domestication process.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

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This webinar, the first in a “Meet the Authors” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the application of single-cell analysis to decipher clonal evolution across several stages of disease development in myeloid malignancies. 

Apr
22
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Apr
23
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Apr
27
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