Researchers assemble genetic map of an unborn child

University of Washington scientists have published the first comprehensive genetic map of an unborn child, a development that could help usher in a new era of prenatal testing for thousands of genetic diseases but also raises fears of eugenics-style pre-selection of baby traits.

Bristol Bay sockeye thrive on diversity, scientists say

In nature, as in stock investing, the key to success is a diversified portfolio, says a new study by University of Washington biologists. Though they're all the same species, Bristol Bay sockeye comprise hundreds of populations, each adapted to its own river, stream or tributary.

Bristol Bay sockeye thrive on diversity, scientists say

In nature, as in stock investing, the key to success is a diversified portfolio, says a new study by University of Washington biologists. Though they're all the same species, Bristol Bay sockeye comprise hundreds of populations, each adapted to its own river, stream or tributary.

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