citizen science, genetics & genomics
Citizen Science’s New Wave
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
Scientists are getting more citizens than ever involved in research projects that could impact their communities.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.
Speed Gene Traced to One Founder
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 26, 2012
Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.
Opinion: Occupy Science?
Krishanu Saha and J. Benjamin Hurlbut | Jan 24, 2012
Biomedical research can learn from citizen science, which is grounded in strong relationships with study participants.
Longevity Study Lives On
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 24, 2012
A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.
Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 23, 2012
Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.
Lasting Intelligence
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.
Same Day Genomes
Megan Scudellari | Jan 13, 2012
Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.