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  • Stem Cell Center to Rise in Biology Hub

    Construction began in Bangalore last month on the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, a $50 million center to be built alongside an existing biology powerhouse and a planned $12 million technology center that will seek to commercialize the biocluster's findings.

  • Bankruptcy Won't Stop deCODE, Says Its Founder, Stefánsson

    deCODE genetics Inc. filed for bankruptcy last week, but the company will continue operations with a loan from a potential buyer. And its flamboyant leader, Kari Stefánsson, says he hopes to stay on as leader of deCODE's hunt for disease-causing genes.

  • A Question of Balance

    Researchers have proposed that genes that code for proteins that are part of complexes are most likely to survive the purging that follows whole-genome duplications. Increasing evidence from the 9th International Plant Molecular Biology Congress and other meetings suggests that this so-called gene balance hypothesis may be correct.

  • From Science's Online Daily News Site

    ScienceNOW this week reported that meditation halves the risk of heart disease, empathy is in our genes, holes can block light, and new neurons make room for new memories, among other stories.

  • A First-Generation Haplotype Map of Maize

    In maize, recombination in the genome has been a limiting factor affecting evolution and breeding efforts.

  • From Science's Online Daily News Site

    ScienceNOW reported this week on expert criticism of a nanoparticle study, additional support for a human role in China's devastating Wenchuan earthquake, and the findings that prosthetic limbs offer no advantage to sprinters and babies cry in their native language, among other stories.

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