digital PCR, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Week in Review: April 8-12
Week in Review: April 8-12
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2013
Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.
Leukemia Linked to Changes in Womb
Leukemia Linked to Changes in Womb
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 10, 2013
Genetic changes that may initiate childhood leukemia could originate while the baby is still in utero.
Sequencing Cancer
Sequencing Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 9, 2013
This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.
Study Links Brazilians to Polynesians
Study Links Brazilians to Polynesians
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 3, 2013
New research shows that some early settlers of the Americas may have come from the Pacific islands archipelago.
Making Cancer More Transparent
Making Cancer More Transparent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2013
A decade into the age of genomics, science is generating a flood of data that will help in the quest to eradicate the disease.
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Tomasz M. Beer | Apr 1, 2013
Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.
Up, Up, and Array
Up, Up, and Array
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2013
By scrutinizing gene expression profiles instead of individual oncogenes, Todd Golub launched a powerful platform for diagnosing, classifying, and treating cancer.
Week in Review: March 25-29
Week in Review: March 25-29
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2013
Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Dan Cossins | Mar 28, 2013
Researchers show that random rearrangement of DNA determines which of seven possible mating types the offspring of a single-celled microbe will be.