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Food Authenticity and Spectroscopy

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You may have certainly enjoyed an authentic honey, wine, or olive oil. Yet, each of these foods are at risk for fraud. To mitigate and investigate food fraud, researchers use analytical methods, such as spectroscopy, to analyze the constituents of food.

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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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A Copy of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Has Been Stored in Synthetic DNA
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To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has found a way to ensure that this important document is stored for the foreseeable future. The document has been stored in synthetic DNA, and the capsule containing the DNA will be kept in one of the safest places in the world: the permafrost at the Arctic World Archive.

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Is DNA One in a Million?
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Why does biology encode information the way it does? Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, trying to provide context and potential leads for new drugs.

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New Technique Claims To Measure Mouse Personality
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A new study claims to measure mouse personality and suggests that animal research may need to take into account connections between genes, behavior and personality.

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A Genetic Exploration of Ancient Rome
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A new study reveals the genetic secrets of Ancient Rome, including how major events in the city’s history are reflected in its genetic history.

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Genetic Tools To Explore Zoonotic Chlamydia
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In a collaborative study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Maryland Baltimore (USA), Duke University (USA), and Umeå University (Sweden), joined forces to adapt a novel genetic tool for zoonotic Chlamydia.

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Free Tool Facilitates Genetic Mapping of Polyploid Plants
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An innovative genetic mapping system for polyploid species promises to facilitate the work of scientists and plant breeders who use genomics to develop varieties that are more productive and resistant to disease or drought.

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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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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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Chronologically, I'm 23, But Biologically – I'm 26
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In this article, science writer Molly Campbell explores the growing trend of "epigenetic wellness", and puts her own DNA to the test, courtesy of Chronomics.

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Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Professor George Church
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In this feature of "Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution", Professor George Church lends his views on some of the milestones achieved in genomics research to date, elaborates on "that wooly mammoth study" and emphasizes his desire to make genomic technologies more widely available.

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