cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Brightness of Buttercups
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 13, 2011
Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.
Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 13, 2011
The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.
$400M for Personalized Medicine
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 8, 2011
The National Institutes of Health promises about $400 million to help get personalized genetics into the clinic.
Non-coding RNAs Halt Cell Death
Tia Ghose | Dec 7, 2011
Long, non-coding regions of RNA can prevent red blood cells from committing suicide during the final stage of differentiation.
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
Opinion: Confounded Cancer Markers
Vincent Detours | Dec 7, 2011
Prognostic signatures have become popular tools in cancer research, but it turns out signatures made of random genes are prognostic as well.
Top 7 in Ecology
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000
The DNA Data Problem
Bob Grant | Dec 5, 2011
Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?
Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 2, 2011
Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.
Stem Cells: Old vs. New
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2011
A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.