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  • Human Genome Sequencing Using Unchained Base Reads on Self-Assembling DNA Nanoarrays

    A low-cost sequencing technique advances us closer to the goal of the $1000 human genome.

  • A Dark Tale Behind Two Retractions

    Two papers from a prominent chemistry lab were retracted from Science and the Journal of the American Chemical Society this fall because the results couldn't be replicated. The story behind the retractions involves an extortion attempt and a threat of suicide.

  • From Science's Online Daily News Site

    This week, ScienceNOW reported that weight gain may result from a loss of genes; why firstborns don't share; monkeys may use grammar; and a quasar that built a galaxy, among other stories.

  • β-Thalassemia Treatment Succeeds, With a Caveat

    Gene therapy researchers are approaching a key milestone: They appear to have controlled an inherited blood disorder called β-thalassemia that's more common than any disease treated so far with gene therapy.

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