citizen science, developmental biology, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
DNA Barcoding Boom
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.
Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture
Ruth Williams | Nov 28, 2011
Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.
Sweet Potato Gets Funding
Tia Ghose | Nov 23, 2011
Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Tia Ghose | Nov 22, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 18, 2011
Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.
Another Non-invasive Fetal Test
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2011
Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.
How Skin Tells Time
Ruth Williams | Nov 9, 2011
The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Fighting Cancer with Light
Tia Ghose | Nov 7, 2011
Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.
Pioneers Make More Babies
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2011
Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.