CO2, ecology, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
The Beginning of the End for Bananas?
Dan Koeppel | Jul 22, 2011
Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.
Longevity Paper Retracted
Tia Ghose | Jul 21, 2011
A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Bob Grant | Jul 19, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2011
Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.
Tailor-Made Genome
Tia Ghose | Jul 18, 2011
A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.
Stem Cell Approvals Are Up
Jef Akst | Jul 18, 2011
The number of human embryonic stem cells approved for federal funding continues to grow.
Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit
Bob Grant | Jul 18, 2011
A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.
Most Wanted Toad Found
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2011
A colorful toad that has been missing for 87 years is discovered in Malaysia.
Animal Experiments Increase in the UK
Megan Scudellari | Jul 14, 2011
The hike is attributed to expanded use of genetically modified and mutant animals.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 13, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.