cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Mr. Epigenetics
Mr. Epigenetics
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.
Mimicry Muses
Mimicry Muses
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2015
The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.
Building Bigger Beefsteaks
Building Bigger Beefsteaks
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2015
Understanding the genetics of stem cell population maintenance in plants producing jumbo tomatoes could help scientists generate more-massive fruits.
TB over Time
TB over Time
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2015
Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.
Leaving an Imprint
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
Resveratrol’s Low-Dose Anticancer Effect
Resveratrol’s Low-Dose Anticancer Effect
Bob Grant | Jul 31, 2015
The antioxidant found in red wine and some berries shows that small doses have more potent antitumor effects than large doses in a mouse model.
Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions
Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 29, 2015
A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.
AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation
AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation
Ruth Williams | Jul 24, 2015
Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.
The First Americans
The First Americans
Bob Grant | Jul 23, 2015
Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.
Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness
Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 22, 2015
In some pathogenic bacteria, certain antibiotic resistance–associated mutations may also confer an unexpected growth advantage.