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Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

Scientists depend on advanced computing to better understand evolution, drug discovery and genetics

Scientists depend on advanced computing to better understand evolution, drug discovery and genetics

Today's medical technology can recognize tumors smaller than a fingernail, decode your DNA to predict future illness and even read a person's mind by identifying electronic patterns in the brain. "Medical advances seem like wizardry," said Harold Varmus, former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "But pull back the curtain, and sitting at…   » Continue Reading

Most Extensive Genetic Resource for Reef-Building Coral Created

Most Extensive Genetic Resource for Reef-Building Coral Created

A nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef-building coral has been assembled by a team led by biologists from The University of Texas at Austin.

Tree of Life for Flowering Plants Reveals Relationships Among Major Groups

Tree of Life for Flowering Plants Reveals Relationships Among Major Groups

The evolutionary Tree of Life for flowering plants has been revealed using the largest collection of genomic data of these plants to date, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida.