The Scientist

» DNA sequencing and developmental biology

Most Recent

image: Decoding Bacterial Methylomes

Decoding Bacterial Methylomes

By Kate Yandell | May 15, 2013

A new technique could soon spur unprecedented insight into the role of bacterial epigenetics in the evolution of pathogen virulence.

1 Comment

image: Probing the Genetics of Intelligence

Probing the Genetics of Intelligence

By Dan Cossins | May 15, 2013

Some geneticists are skeptical of a project that will analyze the DNA of high-IQ individuals to identify genetic variants related to intelligence.

3 Comments

image: Epigenetics of Embryonic Stem Cells

Epigenetics of Embryonic Stem Cells

By Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013

Researchers track DNA modifications and gene expression in stem cells as they differentiate.

1 Comment

image: Ocean Floor Holds Ancient DNA

Ocean Floor Holds Ancient DNA

By Dan Cossins | May 8, 2013

Genetic material recovered from sediment beneath the sea floor reveals ancient species not contained in the fossil record and could shed light on climate change.

0 Comments

image: Plant DNA Largely Unchanged

Plant DNA Largely Unchanged

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2013

Today’s tulip trees carry similar mitochondrial DNA as those that grew in the time of the dinosaurs.

0 Comments

image: Sequencing Cancer

Sequencing Cancer

By Jef Akst | April 9, 2013

This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.

1 Comment

image: Branching Out

Branching Out

By Dan Cossins | April 1, 2013

Satellites of the Golgi apparatus generate the microtubules used to grow outer dendrite branches in Drosophila neurons.

0 Comments

image: Pluripotent Until Needed

Pluripotent Until Needed

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Microarrays help keep induced pluripotent stem cell lines in check, from start to finish.

0 Comments

image: Smurf-y Old Age

Smurf-y Old Age

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.

0 Comments

image: Revealing Genetic Risks

Revealing Genetic Risks

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
  2. RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another
  3. Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
  4. Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access