ACS, genetics & genomics
Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?
Amy Maxmen | Jul 8, 2011
New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.
RNAs regulate cell death
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.
Trading Pelts for Pestilence
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 
One Bad Apple
Richard P. Grant | Jun 24, 2011
A unique virus and the worm it infects turn up in an orchard outside of Paris.
Criminal genes
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 22, 2011
Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.
UK scraps nationality DNA-testing
Tia Ghose | Jun 20, 2011
The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.
The ghost of personalized medicine
Bob Grant | Jun 14, 2011
Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.
Opinion: IP problems for personal med
Jennifer Gordon, Steve Lendaris and Anna Volftsun | Jun 14, 2011
Legal battles over gene patents and uncooperative patent holders threaten the widespread implementation of personalized medicine.
Honey bee microbiome probed
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2011
Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.
Simultaneity
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
Two research teams studying a rare genetic disorder discover independently that it's caused by genes that are crucial to DNA replication.