color, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
Synthetic Biology
J. Craig Venter, George M. Church, Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
Learn about the field’s first genetic circuits and read forecasts by George M. Church and J. Craig Venter of a future where man-made organisms pump out novel fuels, drugs, and therapies.
Missegregation Linked to DNA Damage
Sabrina Richards | Sep 29, 2011
Researchers show that errors in chromosome segregation known to cause chromosome instability can also lead to gene translocations, insertions, or deletions.
Seven New National Medal Winners
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2011
A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.
Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 29, 2011
The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.
More Thoughts on Humanized Animals
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.
Encrypting E. coli
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Sexually Confused Dog
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2011
A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.
European and South African Scientists Share Resources
Tia Ghose | Sep 23, 2011
A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.