Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics

Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.

Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.

bugs, neuroscience, genetics & genomics
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Genetic information from dozens of individuals living 700 to 10,000 years ago reveals connections between Clovis and Native Americans and South Americans.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2018
Young rats injected with a synthetic cannabinoid have more of the brain’s motivating dopaminergic signaling and fewer numbers of inhibitory neurons than controls.
Illumina to Buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 Billion
Illumina to Buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 Billion
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2018
The purchase adds long-read sequencing to Illumina’s portfolio.
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2018
Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.
Image of the Day: See Through
Image of the Day: See Through
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2018
A zebrafish model of the birth defect craniosynostosis provides insights into how the condition develops.
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than well-rested controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
Shawna Williams | Nov 5, 2018
EncrypGen will enable individuals to sell their deidentified data for research.
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.