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Genes Influence Ebola Infections in Mice, Study Suggests

For the first time, scientists have bred mice that developed Ebola infections resembling those in humans and found that genes affect how the animals react to the virus.

From the NYTimes News-2014-10-30:20:6:1


Matter: From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today

New studies of genomes thousands of years old have allowed scientists to see bits of history playing out over time, revealing that Europeans today have genes from three very different populations.

From the NYTimes News-2014-10-30:14:6:1


Two genes linked with violent crime

Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.

From the BBC News-2014-10-28:8:5:1


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