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Chocolate eaten in 600 BC

By | July 23, 2002

Analysis of Preclassic Mayan urns suggests humans were imbibing chocolate much early than previously thought.

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Crackdown on DNA patents needed

By | July 23, 2002

A long-awaited report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics says fewer patents on DNA sequences should be granted.

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Turning off a transgene

By | July 23, 2002

Studies of transgenic rice plants provide insights into the role of methylation in gene silencing.

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F16 attacks cancer cells

By | July 22, 2002

F16 is a novel mitochondriotoxic small molecule that selectively inhibits tumor cell growth.

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Methylcytosine and mutation

By | July 22, 2002

A methyl-CpG-binding protein protects against CpG mutability and can prevent tumor formation in mice.

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Novel therapy for liver cancer

By | July 22, 2002

Direct intraarterial injection of an ATP production inhibitor is an effective inhibitor of liver cancer in rabbits.

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Gene Genie

By | July 19, 2002

SAGE Genie provides new tools for exploring human gene-expression data.

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Malaria's many guises

By | July 19, 2002

is a genetically diverse and complex organism with mechanisms to evade host immunity and other antimalarial efforts.

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Breast milk protects against HIV

By | July 18, 2002

T cells that may prevent babies acquiring the infection.

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Human genetic research framework needs overhaul

By | July 18, 2002

A new House of Commons report is critical of human genetic research legislation and governance.

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