biodiversity, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Toward Stopping MERS Spread
Toward Stopping MERS Spread
Tracy Vence | Apr 30, 2014
Independent teams culture the Middle East respiratory system coronavirus and identify human antibodies that could inform therapies.
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Emily Willingham | Apr 29, 2014
Molecular markers of a mother’s nutrition around the time of conception can be found in her child’s DNA.
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 25, 2014
Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.
Week in Review: April 21–25
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 24, 2014
Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2014
A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Apr 24, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Microbiome Influences
Microbiome Influences
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2014
Researchers find that gender, education level, and breastfeeding can affect humans’ commensal microbial communities.
Week in Review: April 14–18
Week in Review: April 14–18
Tracy Vence | Apr 18, 2014
Genome-wide effects of trisomy 21; RNA-based signs of transgenerational stress; depression and resilience; a call to overhaul US biomedical research system
Patent Covers CRISPR
Patent Covers CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Apr 17, 2014
The Broad Institute has succeeded in getting the first patent for the hot new genome-editing technique.