The Nutshell

» genetics & genomics, evolution and NIH

Daily News Roundup

Most Recent

image: CRISPR Efficiency Tied to Cancer-Causing Process

CRISPR Efficiency Tied to Cancer-Causing Process

By Kerry Grens | June 11, 2018

Two studies find the genome-editing technique works best when cells have a faulty DNA-damage response that’s frequently present in cancers.  

1 Comment

The company’s announcement comes weeks after enrollment was suspended.

0 Comments

image: Organic Compounds Found in Martian Soil

Organic Compounds Found in Martian Soil

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 11, 2018

Researchers also found seasonal variations in atmospheric methane on the planet that may have a geological or biological origin.  

0 Comments

image: Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date

Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date

By Kerry Grens | June 7, 2018

A small study based on circulating RNA in the blood of moms-to-be describes a technique that could be used to help predict who’s most at risk of preterm labor.

0 Comments

A security researcher found the email addresses and encrypted passwords of more than 92 million users of the genealogy site on a private server outside the company.

0 Comments

image: Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu

Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 6, 2018

They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  

0 Comments

Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.

1 Comment

The paper’s authors say bias may nevertheless be present in other steps of the granting process.

0 Comments

Divergent human lineages of North America intermingled before setting off to establish populations of Central and South America.  

1 Comment

Complications during pregnancy may act via the placenta to magnify the effects of genetic risk factors.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
  2. Anheuser-Busch Won’t Fund Controversial NIH Alcohol Study
  3. North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
  4. CRISPR Efficiency Tied to Cancer-Causing Process