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The Bad News on Good News

In the latest in a series of studies by researchers looking at the impact of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, investigators found that people’s perception of risk was changed much more by a genetic test that showed a decreased risk versus one that reported an increased risk. “You see a much bigger ...

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Love and Science

Researchers often say it’s their love of science that drives their work, but for Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh it’s their love that propels the science. The married couple — both are researchers at the Broad Institute and are completing their doctorates at Harvard Medical School — helped to co-author a ...

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Globules of Globules of Globules: Research Reveals How Our Cells Pack in All That DNA

A segment of chromosome 14 folded to reveal a fractal curve using Origami. Designed and folded by Jason Ku. Photo by Erik Demaine. How do you get three billion pairs of As, Cs, Ts and Gs—about six feet worth of DNA—into the nucleus of a tiny cell? Most students of biology would answer by saying that ...

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