Weekend Links

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We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment:

Kill Switches – Scientists have designed “suicide switches” to ensure that lab-made organisms don’t go rogue

New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats – A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

So much for the abominable snowman – Study finds that ‘yeti’ DNA belongs to bears

Want to challenge your science communication skills? Try writing a haiku! 

A holiday gift guide for all the science lovers on your list

(top photo courtesy of NPR – Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

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