Darwin, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Cell Change Up
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.
Speed Gene Traced to One Founder
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 26, 2012
Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.
Longevity Study Lives On
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 24, 2012
A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.
Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 23, 2012
Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.
Lasting Intelligence
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.
Same Day Genomes
Megan Scudellari | Jan 13, 2012
Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.
Iron Builds a Better Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 9, 2012
Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist