Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered

Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.

Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.

deafness, ecology, evolution, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 21, 2019
The DNA of a whale shows its father was a beluga and its mother was a narwhal.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
Emma Yasinski | Jun 17, 2019
New rules, which require international scientists to have a Chinese collaborator, go into effect July 1.
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers study how oxygen around an embryo helps shape the way feet and digits form in amphibians and chickens.
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 13, 2019
A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.
Wellcome Sanger Institute to Close Animal Facility
Wellcome Sanger Institute to Close Animal Facility
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 10, 2019
The move reflects scientists using more cell lines and organoids in genetic research, although some experts disagree with the decision to scale back the use of animal models.
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2019
The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2019
Most of the genetic alterations are harmless, but some may contribute to cancer.