cockroach, genetics & genomics
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
How Geneticists’ Views Compare to the Public’s on Genome Editing
How Geneticists’ Views Compare to the Public’s on Genome Editing
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2017
Professionals in the genetics field generally support editing the genomes of somatic cells, mirroring public opinion, but diverge from nonexperts when it comes to germline editing.
Insects Are Increasingly Evolving Resistance to Genetically Modified Crops
Insects Are Increasingly Evolving Resistance to Genetically Modified Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 13, 2017
Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.
GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.
GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.
Abby Olena | Oct 13, 2017
The EPA is now in charge of regulating the use of Oxitec’s strain of Aedes aegypti, genetically engineered to reduce populations of the insects.
Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color
Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 12, 2017
Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.
Massive Transcription Catalog Outlines the Influence of Human Genetic Variation
Massive Transcription Catalog Outlines the Influence of Human Genetic Variation
Ruth Williams | Oct 11, 2017
Combined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.
Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts
Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2017
When transplanted into mice, tumor genomes evolve differently than they do in patients, study finds.
Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics Discussions
Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics Discussions
Françoise Baylis | Oct 10, 2017
Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
Gene Drive Limitations
Gene Drive Limitations
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2017
In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.
Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans
Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans
Ruth Williams | Oct 5, 2017
A new study reveals how Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of present-day British people influences their traits.