biodiversity, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Second Confirmed U.S. MERS Case
Second Confirmed U.S. MERS Case
Tracy Vence | May 12, 2014
Health officials report that a patient in a Florida hospital has tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Metabolism Mapped
Metabolism Mapped
Bob Grant | May 12, 2014
Researchers unveil the most comprehensive atlas of genes underlying human metabolic pathways, paving the way for improved understanding and treatment of metabolic diseases.
Week in Review: May 5–9
Week in Review: May 5–9
Tracy Vence | May 9, 2014
Synthetic base pairs replicated in vivo; cardiac stem cells questioned; miniature neurotransmissions and synaptic development; neurogenesis and memory loss; STAP saga continues
Augmenting the Genetic Alphabet
Augmenting the Genetic Alphabet
Kate Yandell | May 7, 2014
For the first time, synthetic DNA base pairs are replicated within living bacteria.
IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics
IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
In a proof-of-principle study, scientists show that the three-dimensional shape of a cancer cell genome can reliably classify subtypes of human leukemia.
Half Genes, Half Environment
Half Genes, Half Environment
Jef Akst | May 5, 2014
Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014
Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm
Competition for CRISPR Commercialization
Competition for CRISPR Commercialization
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014
Researchers stake their proprietary claim on the genome-editing technique.
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.
Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?