Croaton, genetics & genomics, culture
The Call of the Finding
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2011
Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.
Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2011
A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.
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.
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.
Q&A: Aging Geniuses
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 8, 2011
A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.
Monikers Coined for No-Name Elements
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2011
Elements 110, 111, and 112 on the periodic table are officially named.
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.
A Negative Results Search Tool
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2011
Researchers unveil BioNOT, a new app that scours PubMed for studies that report negative findings.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 2, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 2, 2011
Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.