Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes

The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.

The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.

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Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 13, 2018
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Ruth Williams | Sep 13, 2018
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2018
The 51-year-old University of Cape Town researcher had been suffering from depression, and his death has prompted reflection on being a black academic in South Africa.
New Technique Limits CRISPR-Cas9 Off-Target Mutations
New Technique Limits CRISPR-Cas9 Off-Target Mutations
Abby Olena | Sep 12, 2018
A mouse study details a method called VIVO that predicts the accuracy of any guide RNA.
Zimbabwe&rsquo;s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Zimbabwe’s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Tonderayi Mukeredzi | Sep 12, 2018
The country is the second in Africa to permit cannabis cultivation, but months after approval there’s been little uptake by farmers and no scientific proposals.
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.