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Woodland strawberry genome sequenced
By Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, December 27, 2010.

Siberian Fossils Were Neanderthals Eastern Cousins, DNA Reveals
By Carl Zimmer, New York Times, December 22, 2010.

3 billion-year-old genetic 'fossil' traced
By John Roach, MSNBC, December 20, 2010.

Songbird genome may shed light on speech disorders
By Hereward Holland, National Post, December 6, 2010.

Decoded turkey genome could make better birds
By Wayne Parry, MSNBC, November 23, 2010.

Cocoa genome will lead to chocolate that can improve your health
By Richard Gray, Daily Telegraph, November 14, 2010.

Halloween Science: Unwrapping The Chocolate Genome
By Mary Caperton Morton, Fox News, October 30, 2010.

New genome study proves that nobody's perfect
By Mark Henderson, The Australian, October 28, 2010.

City scientist honoured for genome project
By Risha Chitlangia, Times of India, October 21, 2010.

Rare plant has biggest genome yet found
By Kate Kelland, ABC, October 8, 2010.

Scientists sequence mosquito genome, October 1, 2010.

Saudi researchers map first ever Arab genome
Haaretz Times, September 25, 2010.

USDA-Led Group Sequences Cocoa Plant Genome
Red Orbit, September 15, 2010.

Scientists discover genetic risk factor for most common form of glaucoma
By Deng Shasha, Xinhua, September 13, 2010.

Cancer Genomics: Targeting Treatment to the Patient
By Lana Zak, Wired, September 9, 2010.

Genetic research at UA could help create 'super rice'
By Tom Beal, Arizona Daily Star, September 4, 2010.

Vitamin D Impacts Cancer And Autoimmune Disease Genes, Study Says
Wired, August 28, 2010.

Wheat genome may help tackle food shortages
By BKatia Moskvitch, BBC, August 26, 2010.

Genes May Overpower Diet in Battle of the Bulge
Fox, August 23, 2010.

Genome study: No level of smoking safe
UPI, August 21, 2010.

Glaxo, Human Genome get fast review for lupus drug
By Ben Hirschler, Reuters, August 19, 2010.

Project will sequence all human bacteria
UPI, August 17, 2010.

Wide Variety of Breeds Born of Few Genes
By Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times, August 16, 2010.

Discovered gene causes Kabuki syndrome, August 15, 2010.

Scientists create first mammalian gene interaction map
Zambia News, August 10, 2010.

Vertebrate Genomes Hide Ancient Viruses
By Joe Palca, NPR, July 30, 2010.

Genome Surprise: Guinea Pigs Have Ebola!
By Brandon Keim, Wired, July 29, 2010.

Ahead of the Bell: DNA testing companies
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 22, 2010.

Adventures in Very Recent Evolution
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, July 19, 2010.

When a Heart Risk Runs in the Family
By Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2010.

TGen finds protein inhibitor revives chemotherapy for ovarian patients
Health Canal, July 9, 2010.

Human genome may reveal key to healthy life
By Richard Gray, Daily Telegraph, June 19, 2010.

Genomic sequence of Atlantic salmon sought
UPI, June 16, 2010.

Bangladesh discloses genome sequencing of jute
By Han Jingjing, Xinhua, June 16, 2010.

Scientists: Few cures yet from genome
UPI, June 12, 2010.

Start-up aims to sequence human genomes for $30, in just a few hours
By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Boston Globe, June 7, 2010.

Gene Mapping: Predicting Your Future Health
By Lara Salahi and Gitika Ahuja, ABC News, June 3, 2010.

Jumping genes provide extensive "raw material" for evolution
OneIndia, June 2, 2010.

Scientists identify genes for throat cancer
Xinhua, May 31, 2010.

Scientists Control Cell With Synthetic Genome
By Jessica Berman, Voice of America, May 29, 2010.

U.S. Congress hears benefits of synthetic biology
By Maggie Fox, Reuters, May 27, 2010.

U.S. gene study reveals toll of heavy smoking
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters, May 26, 2010.

Artificially created cell called a scientific feat
By Thomas H. Maugh II and Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2010.

Walgreens postpones carrying Pathway Genomics genetic test kit
By Bruce Japsen and Sandra M. Jones, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2010.

Genomes may help chart human migrations
UPI, May 12, 2010.

Amphibian genome is sequenced
UPI, May 10, 2010.

Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, May 6, 2010.

Tiny microbes with an ultra-tiny genome found; some impaled
By Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, May 5, 2010.

How Genetic Testing May Spot Disease Risk
By Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2010.

Frog genome holds out conservation promise
By Richard Black, BBC, April 30, 2010.

Study: Environment Plays Major Role in Development of Multiple Sclerosis
By Jessica Berman, Voice of America, April 29, 2010.

Not all killer whales alike, biologists say
By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2010.

Deadly breast cancer had 50 mutations, study finds
National Post, April 16, 2010.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome mapping released
By Aarti Dhar, The Hindu, April 11, 2010.

International team identifies new genetic risk factors for aneurysms
Xinhua, April 5, 2010.

Peach genome completed
UPI, April 2, 2010.

Genome at 10: Scientists urge patience for medical breakthroughs
By Richard Ingham, Sydney Morning Herald, April 2, 2010.

Blueprint of the songbird genome
By Victoria Gill, BBC, March 31, 2010.

Unearthing the Sex Secrets of the Prigord Black Truffle
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, March 28, 2010.

Doctors use genetic code to make groundbreaking diagnosis
By Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher, Journal Sentinel, March 27, 2010.

Genome Maps of 10 Koreans Completed
Chosun Ilbo, March 26, 2010.

Scientists identify genetic markers in grapevine's genome to make better grapes
The Hindu, March 24, 2010.

Lung cancer gene found in non-smokers
BBC, March 22, 2010.

Consumers Slow to Embrace the Age of Genomics
By Andrew Pollack, New York Times, March 19, 2010.

Human Genome lung cancer drug fails to improve survival
Reuters, March 17, 2010.

New Finding Puts Origins of Dogs in Middle East
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, March 17, 2010.

"Personal" study shows gene maps can spot disease
By Maggie Fox, Reuters, March 11, 2010.

Genomes of an entire family sequenced in world first
By Ian Sample, Guardian, March 10, 2010.

Gut bacteria and disease may be linked
Reuters, March 4, 2010.

Scientists find clue to Rett's syndrome
BBC, February 26, 2010.

Cancer's genetic fingerprint allows doctors to personalise treatment
By Ian Sample, Guardian, February 18, 2010.

Ancient Greenland gene map has a surprise
By Maggie Fox, Reuters, February 10, 2010.

Genes reveal 'biological ageing'
BBC, February 8, 2010.

Wiping out human variation
By Dan Kennedy, Guardian, February 2, 2010.

Project seeks genetic basis of childhood cancer
By Maggie Fox, Reuters, January 25, 2010.

China completes cassava genome sequencing for energy use research
By Han Jingjing, Xinhua, January 18, 2010.

U.S. researchers identify proteins linked with memory
Xinhua, January 16, 2010.

Scientists complete sequencing Tibetan antelope genome
Thaindian News, December 25, 2009.

Computers offer a faster way to cure humanity's ills
By John Naughton, Guardian, December 20, 2009.

The Big Question: Has a key breakthrough been made in the search for a cure for cancer?
By Steve Connor, Independent, December 18, 2009.

Scientists discover why giant pandas 'eat shoots and leaves'
By Lesley Ciarula Taylor, Toronto Star, December 14, 2009.

Genetic 'map' of Asia's diversity
BBC News, December 11, 2009.

Gene map shows Indians more vulnerable to cancer
By Arun Ram, Times of India, December 10, 2009.

Maize genome is finally decoded
By Clive Cookson, Financial Times, November 20, 2009.

Scientists discover clue to why chimps don't chat
By Tiffany Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, November 11, 2009.

Horse genome unlocked by science
BBC News, November 5, 2009.

Genes reveal cows' evolutionary moovement
By Annabel McGilvray, Austalian Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2009.

For the First Time, Geneticists Diagnose Disease Through Whole-Genome Analysis
By Susannah F. Locke, Popular Science, October 19, 2009.

Scientists decode human genome's instruction manual
By Ian Sample, Guardian, October 14, 2009.

Genome map unlocks keys to medical research
By Noor Javed, Toronto Star, October 7, 2009.

For Proteins, Evolution Is a One-Way Street
By Elizabeth Strickland, Discover Magazine, September 29, 2009.

The quest to find where prions came from
By Scott Duke Harris, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 29, 2009.

New technology provides deeper look into building blocks of life
By Mark Johnson, San Jose Mercury News, September 28, 2009.

C. diff rise due to 'gene switch'
BBC News, September 27, 2009.

Scientists decode genome of Irish potato famine culprit
By Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald, September 9, 2009.

How Honey Curbs the MRSA Superbug
By Ker Than, National Geographic News, September 8, 2009.

The Fantasy Genome Project
By Olivia Judson, New York Times, September 1, 2009.

Barack Obama's Dog Bo is a Mutant
By Joseph Brownstein, ABC News, August 27, 2009.

Synthetic life
By John Markoff, New York Times, August 3, 2009.

Scientists discover genetic sign of ovarian cancer susceptibility
By Karen McVeigh, Guardian, August 2, 2009.

Multiple Myeloma Genome Unlocked
US News and World Report, July 29, 2009.

Croc Unlocked: A Gene Map for the Fashion Industry
By Brendan Borrell, Scientific American, July 29, 2009.

Genome Engineering Goes High Speed
By Brandon Keim, Wired, July 27, 2009.

Different cancer survival for blacks and whites: Are genes involved?
By Shara Yurkiewicz, Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2009.

Team homes in on genetic causes of neuroblastoma
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters, June 18, 2009.

New Glimpses of Lifes Puzzling Origins
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, June 16, 2009.

Scientists: Long-promised '$1,000 Gene Sequence' less than two years off
By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, June 7, 2009.

Genetic Copy Variations and Disease
By Melinda Wenner, Scientific American, June 6, 2009.

A Human Language Gene Changes the Sound of Mouse Squeaks
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, May 28, 2009.

Genetically modified monkeys give birth to designer babies
By Ian Sample, Guardian, May 27, 2009.

Scientists Unravel Genome of the Cow
By David Brown, Washington Post, April 24, 2009.

What Makes Us Human?
By Katherine S. Pollard, Scientific American, April 20, 2009.

Jewish legacy inscribed on genes?
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2009.

Lopsided gene that proves humans are distant cousins of the humble snail
By P.Z. Myers, Guardian, April 15, 2009.

Local companies delve deep into cell origami
By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Boston Globe, April 13, 2009.

Stem cell 'deafness cure' closer
BBC, April 1, 2009.

Lab creates an all-it-can-eat mouse
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2009.

Ethical stem cells stripped of 'cancer' genes
By Peter Aldhous, New Scientist, March 1, 2009.

From One Genome, Many Types of Cells. But How?
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, February 23, 2009.

UCSF customizes medication to genes, lifestyle
By Elizabeth Fernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2009.

Mosquito genes could be target in malaria fight
By Michael Kahn, Reuters, February 4, 2009.

Study questions usefulness of animal-human embryos
By Malcolm Ritter, Boston Globe/Associated Press, February 3, 2009.

Artificial molecule evolves in the lab
By Ewen Callaway, New Scientist, January 8, 2009.

Positive step for drug from engineered goat
By Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, January 7, 2009.


Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million
By Nicholas Wade, New York Times, November 19, 2008.

One-two gene punch raises odds of baldness in men
By Theresa Tamkins, Health/CNN, October 13, 2008.

Researchers Decode the Genome of Two More Malaria Parasites
By Donald G. McNeil, New York Times, October 13, 2008.

Virus That Infects Mosquitoes Could Lead to Weapon Against Disease
By Donald G. McNeil, Jr., New York Times, August 25, 2008.

Leg bone yields DNA secrets of man's Neanderthal 'Eve'
By Ian Sample, Guardian, August 20, 2008.

Researchers find genes that might be linked to delinquency in boys
By Zoe Buck, Detroit Free Press/McClatchy Newspapers, July 28, 2008.

Will computers ever use DNA instead of silicon chips?
By Chris Edwards, Guardian, July 24, 2008.

Mouse genes mapped
By Megan Ogilvie, Toronto Star, July 17, 2008.

Four artificial new letters for the DNA alphabet
New Scientist, July 14, 2008.

Herculean Device for Molecular Mysteries
By John Markoff, New York Times, July 8, 2008.

Scientists tap gaming's power
By Tom Paulson, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 16, 2008.

Where are the secrets of everyday life, proteins or DNA?
By Ogan Gurel, WTN News, June 11, 2008.

Search Is On for New Diseases and Their Cures
By Jay Akasie, New York Sun, June 9, 2008.

Customized vitamins a fix for genetic flaws?
By Sabin Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2008.

A Genetic Clue to Quitting Smoking
By Alice Park, Time, June 2, 2008.

Platypus Looks Strange on the Inside, Too
By John Noble Wilford, New York Times, May 8, 2008.

Tyrannosaurus Rex 'was more like a chicken than a crocodile'
By Steve Connor, The Independent, April 25, 2008.

Heart to heart: scientists create heart muscle cells from adult stem cells
Cordis News, April 25, 2008.

Med School's Hot New Field: Personalized Medicine
By Bernadine Healy, MD, US News & World Report, March 26, 2008.

Gene for brain connections linked with autism
By Maggie Fox, Reuters, March 18, 2008.

Genes found in worms and yeast may help delay old age
By Ian Sample, The Guardian, March 13, 2008.

The hunt for genetic gold
By Terri Somers, Paramus Post, March 11, 2008.

DNA studies trace human migration from Africa
By Sabin Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 22, 2008.

Answers to life, laundry might lie in genome
By Meghan Gilbert, Toledo Blade, Jan 27, 2008.

DNA 'fabricator' constructs walking DNA
By Robert Adler, New Scientst, Jan 16, 2008.

Genes behind drug addiction tracked
By Chen Jia, China Daily, Jan 14, 2008.

Supergene Labs Design Microbes to Change Sun to Fuel, Eat Waste
By Bob Drummond, Bloomberg News, Jan 9, 2008.


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