cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution
Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2015
New clues from ancient DNA reveal the remarkable effect of agriculture on adaptation in Stone Age humans who lived across Europe.
Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots
Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2015
The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.
Supergene Explains Ruff Mating
Supergene Explains Ruff Mating
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2015
Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.
Incan Mummy Genome Sequenced
Incan Mummy Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
Researchers decode mitochondrial DNA from the 500-year-old remains of a native South American child, revealing a new line of maternal ancestors.
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2015
Researchers deliver cancer-fighting drugs to a patient’s brain via the bloodstream, penetrating the blood-brain barrier for the first time.
Oncologist Found Guilty of Misconduct
Oncologist Found Guilty of Misconduct
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2015
A government investigation concludes that Anil Potti faked data on multiple grants and papers.
Gene Editing Treats Leukemia
Gene Editing Treats Leukemia
Karen Zusi | Nov 6, 2015
One-year-old Layla Richards has remained cancer-free months after receiving an experimental gene editing therapy.
Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response
Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 5, 2015
Gut microbiome composition can influence the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy in mice.
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in BDNF is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.