deafness, genetics & genomics, ecology
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
Moushumi Basu | Sep 1, 2016
An indigenous community in northeastern India is a crucial part of the effort to save these majestic forest birds from extinction.
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Dov Greenbaum, Mark Gerstein | Aug 30, 2016
It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.
Tasmanian Devils Developing Resistance to Transmissible Cancer
Tasmanian Devils Developing Resistance to Transmissible Cancer
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2016
The marsupials’ genomes show evidence of a rapid evolutionary response to selection imposed by devil facial tumor disease.
Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome
Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome
Bob Grant | Aug 26, 2016
A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2016
Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.
Streamlining the <em>E. coli</em> Genetic Code
Streamlining the E. coli Genetic Code
Karen Zusi | Aug 18, 2016
Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.
Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast
Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast
Kim Smuga-Otto | Aug 18, 2016
Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.
Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet
Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 17, 2016
An open-access catalog of tens of thousands of human exome sequences highlights the power of a very large genomic dataset in pinpointing genes linked to rare diseases. 
Neonicotinoids May Harm Wild Bees
Neonicotinoids May Harm Wild Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 16, 2016
Exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides is correlated with population declines of a large number of wild bee species, according to a field study conducted in the U.K.
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.