archaeology, cell & molecular biology
University President’s Paper to be Retracted?
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2011
The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.
Genome Digest
Megan Scudellari | Jun 28, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Stem Cells from Banked Blood
Jef Akst | Jun 28, 2011
New research demonstrates the feasibility of generating iPS cells from blood samples and using them to produce multiple tissue types.
Gene Editing Treats Blood Disease
Annie Gottlieb | Jun 27, 2011
Revising a dysfunctional gene in vivo for the first time, researchers successfully restore blood clotting in hemophiliac mice.
Spit test predicts age
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.
Bigger spores = badder infection
Jef Akst | Jun 17, 2011
Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Regulating nanotechnology
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2011
The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.