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A Passion for DNA
James Watson helped discover the Double Helix, and fathered modern genetics.


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Gene Reader
The Human Genome Project is being completed, one letter at a time.


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Fishing for Baby Genes
How do genes create a baby? One scientist is using fish to find out.


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A Gene You Won't Forget
Scientists can use a gene to improve this insect's memory, and one day, perhaps ours.


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Wisdom of the Worms
Mutations produced in the lab make nematode worms live four times longer than normal, leading to a new understanding of how nature governs life spans.


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Iceland Genes
Their small homogenous population and excellent medical records makes Icelanders the ideal subjects of genetic studies.


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The Clock of Life
The internal mechanism, telomeres, that makes cells age and die has been discovered. Soon we may be able to keep our bodies’ cells young forever.


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Bypass Genes
Gene therapy promotes new vessel growth, and allows a woman with blocked arteries in her leg to walk again.


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Evolving Beaks
Darwin’s famous finches exemplify evolution in action, as each generation's average beak size correlates to seed size on the island of Daphne Major.


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