Archive: 11/25/2013

New tales told by old infections

Retroviruses are important pathogens capable of crossing species barriers to infect new hosts, but knowledge of their evolutionary history is limited. By mapping endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), retroviruses whose genes have ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Materialism makes bad events even worse

In addition to its already well-documented negative direct effects on a person's well-being, materialism also wields an indirect negative effect by making bad events even worse, according to a paper co-written by a University ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Scientists re-imagine how genomes are assembled

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have developed a new method for piecing together the short DNA reads produced by next-generation sequencing technologies that are the basis ...

Nov 25, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast