adeno-associated virus, evolution, microbiology, genetics & genomics
My DNA, My Results
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 22, 2012
Are donors of biological material privy to research results that stem from their donation?
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Mar 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Debate over RNA Transcription
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 19, 2012
Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.
Eye of the Giant
Megan Scudellari | Mar 15, 2012
Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean.
New Human Species?
Bob Grant | Mar 15, 2012
Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.
High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 9, 2012
One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.
Dinosaursā€™ Shiny Black Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 9, 2012
A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.
New Type of DNA Discovered?
Sabrina Richards | Mar 8, 2012
Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Banana Fungus Origin Revealed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 6, 2012
A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.