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Extra DNA acts as a 'spare tire' for our genomes

Carrying around a spare tire is a good thing—you never know when you'll get a flat. Turns out we're all carrying around "spare tires" in our genomes, too. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report that an extra ...

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Genes leave some kids prone to weakness in wrist bones

Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children who have those genetic variants may be at higher-than-average risk of wrist ...

New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Medicine. The fi ...

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