cell & molecular biology, policy, funding, genetics & genomics
Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites
Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites
Jef Akst | Apr 23, 2015
A twin study suggests that the blood-sucking insects are more attracted to people with certain genes.
Study: Peer Review Predicts Success
Study: Peer Review Predicts Success
Ruth Williams | Apr 23, 2015
Scientists who evaluate National Institutes of Health grant applications often identify the projects that will have the biggest scientific impact, according to an analysis.
Researchers Edit Early Embryos
Researchers Edit Early Embryos
Tracy Vence | Apr 23, 2015
Investigators in China observed extensive off-target effects when applying CRISPR-mediated gene editing in human zygotes.
Viral Protector
Viral Protector
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
Kerry Grens | Apr 20, 2015
Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.
Citrus History
Citrus History
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.
Cancer Sequencing Controls
Cancer Sequencing Controls
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2015
Comparing a patient’s tumor DNA sequence with that of her normal tissue can improve researchers’ identification of disease-associated mutations.
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 13, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.