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Clovis People Spread to Central and South America, then Vanished

Scientists have found DNA evidence for the southward migration of the people who spread the so-called Clovis culture of North America. But starting about 9,000 years ago, these people were replaced by a distinct population.
17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Decoding How Brain Circuits Control Behavior

Janelia and Allen Institute scientists team up, combining genetic analyses, anatomical maps, and detailed studies of neuronal activity to reveal brain cells’ roles in controlling movement.
29-Oct-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Vast Leukemia Dataset Could Help Researchers Match Therapies to Patients

Data on the molecular makeup and drug sensitivity of hundreds of patient samples could accelerate progress against the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia.
15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Microscope Offers 4-D Look at Embryonic Development in Living Mice

With the development of an adaptive, multi-view light sheet microscope and a suite of computational tools, researchers have captured the first view of early organ development inside the mouse embryo.
4-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


This Wild Plant Could be the Next Strawberry

By combining genomics and gene editing, researchers have figured out how to rapidly bring a plant known as the groundcherry toward domestication.
1-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


HHMI Awards Hanna Gray Fellowships to 15 Early Career Scientists

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as 2018 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in science. The 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition is now open, with applications due on January 9, 2019.
12-Sep-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Joan A. Steitz Receives 2018 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

Lasker Award honors leadership in RNA biology and in scientific mentorship.
11-Sep-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Cell Environment Crucial for Divvying Up Chromosomes – Find Could Help Explain Cancer Hallmark

Epithelial cells grown on a plastic dish are worse at segregating their chromosomes than epithelial cells growing in mice, a new study shows. The results may help explain why chromosomes go awry in cancer.
17-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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