dementia, genetics & genomics, ecology
High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 9, 2012
One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.
New Type of DNA Discovered?
Sabrina Richards | Mar 8, 2012
Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk
Megan Scudellari | Mar 7, 2012
A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.
Banana Fungus Origin Revealed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 6, 2012
A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.
Antarctic Invasion
Megan Scudellari | Mar 5, 2012
Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.
NIH Launches Genetics Test Database
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2012
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess, The Forever Fix, Connectome, and DNA USA
Combing the Cancer Genome
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2012
A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data