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A Genetic Network Sheds Light on the Evolution of the Modern Human Face

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A study has identified a genetic network involved in the unique evolutionary trajectory of the modern human face and prosociality not found in Neanderthals.

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Insights into Asian Ancestry and Genetic Diversity
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After a global genetic comparison, scientists have discovered that Asia has at least ten ancestral lineages, whereas northern Europe has a single ancestral lineage.

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Worms Reveal Critical Step in Insulin Synthesis
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The identification of a protein important for insulin synthesis may hold clues for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes.

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Reward Circuit Protein Could Influence Addiction, Suggests Mouse Study
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The reward pathway of the brain causes feelings of happiness but is also involved in behavioral disorders like schizophrenia and addiction. A breakthrough study by scientists in Japan has now identified the role of a protein called Npas4 in the reward pathway, mediated by the well-known proteins MAPK and CBP, opening doors to potential therapies for associated disorders.

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Advances in PCR Diagnostics for Cancer and Medical Mycology
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From detecting cancer to microbial infections, and now even fungal infections, PCR has become the gold standard of analyzing gene expression. In this article, we explore how PCR is used as a novel diagnostic strategy to identify clinically important yeast species, as well as to detect mutations that could guide therapeutic decisions for lung cancer patients.

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Key Themes and Conversations From the First Lab of the Future Congress
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What do we mean by lab of the future? What innovations are required to get there? These are the key themes explored by this year's Lab of the Future Congress, summarized in this article.

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Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Professor Glenn Cohen, World-leading Expert on Bioethics
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In this feature of Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution, we interview Professor Glenn Cohen, director of Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics.

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Metabolomics: A “Go-to” Approach in Systems Biology
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The measurement of low-molecular-weight metabolites and their intermediates reflects the dynamic response of the body to physiological, pathophysiological and developmental stimulus (e.g., aging). In this article, we explore how metabolomic profiling is advancing an array of scientific disciplines, including medicine and agriculture.

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Scientists Take Action To Stop Gender Inequality and Sexual Harassment in STEM
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In December 2018, a diverse group of scientific researchers gathered to challenge a key issue in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce: gender bias, and sexual harassment. Now, the conclusions from the meeting have been eloquently described by 23 authors in an article published in the journal Science.

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You’re Unique, So Your Nutrition Should Be Too: An Interview With Professor Tim Spector
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Recent research has shown that modifiable factors, such as our microbiome diversity, have a much more significant effect on many of our responses to food than fixed factors, like age or genetics. To learn more about predicting and modifying responses to food we spoke with Professor Tim Spector, expert on personalized nutrition.

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