cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
FDA OKs Early Stage Trials
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 5, 2012
The regulatory agency will allow early-stage breast cancer patients to try experimental drugs previously reserved for those with advanced disease.
Camel Pharmacies?
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.
Gene Patent Stirs Controversy
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2012
A genetic testing company fields concerns that their latest gene patent goes against their "core beliefs" regarding access to genetic information.
$18M Grant to Be Re-reviewed
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
A Texas cancer institute is taking a second look at the largest grant it ever awarded after concerns were raised that the proposal never received proper scientific review.
Avant-Garde Science
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2012
Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30
Underground Supermodels
Underground Supermodels
Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | Jun 1, 2012
What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?
Targeting DNA
Targeting DNA
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
From Bones to Brains
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.