bioluminescence, genetics & genomics, immunology
New Mice on the Block
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.
Skin-Deep Immunity
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.
A Mammalian Longevity Gene?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
Switching the Bait
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers
Immune Heat
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.
Speed Gene Traced to One Founder
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 26, 2012
Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.
Longevity Study Lives On
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 24, 2012
A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.