culture, genetics & genomics
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Jef Akst | Aug 27, 2015
Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Anna Köferle, Stefan H. Stricker, Stephan Beck | Aug 26, 2015
The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Susan Fitzpatrick | Aug 24, 2015
Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2015
Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2015
With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Ajai Raj | Aug 17, 2015
Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 17, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2015
Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.
Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data
Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data
Ramon Felciano | Aug 12, 2015
Personalized interpretation is the next frontier in clinical genomics, but we won’t get there without sharing data representing all ethnic groups.
Scotland Nixing GM Crops
Scotland Nixing GM Crops
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2015
The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.