digital PCR, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Going Viral
Going Viral
Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | Sep 1, 2013
Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.
Going Viral
Going Viral
Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | Sep 1, 2013
From therapeutics to gene transfer, bacteriophages offer a sustainable and powerful method of controlling microbes.
Week in Review: August 26–30
Week in Review: August 26–30
Tracy Vence | Aug 30, 2013
New model for neurodevelopment; more biotechs going public; how a virus jumped from mammals to birds; statin side effect linked to genetic variant
Lab-Grown Model Brains
Lab-Grown Model Brains
Ed Yong | Aug 28, 2013
Three-dimensional tissues called “cerebral organoids” can model the earliest stages of brain development.
Opinion: Restoring Tomato Flavor
Opinion: Restoring Tomato Flavor
Nancy Stamp | Aug 28, 2013
Commercial tomatoes rarely have that fresh vine-ripened flavor that everyone loves, but the ideal recipe for tomato taste is now known. Will growers embrace the new cultivars?
Extreme Expression
Extreme Expression
Tracy Vence | Aug 26, 2013
Researchers sequence the transcriptome of the Antarctic-dwelling bald notothen fish.
Week in Review: August 19–23
Week in Review: August 19–23
Tracy Vence | Aug 23, 2013
The importance of smORFs; America Invents Act and innovation in biotech; birds adjust their behavior to avoid cars; in defense of fundamental science
Hidden Treasures
Hidden Treasures
Ed Yong | Aug 22, 2013
Tiny genes that control fly and human heartbeats hint at a trove of ignored but important sequences.
Week in Review: August 12–16
Week in Review: August 12–16
Tracy Vence | Aug 16, 2013
Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods
Mutation Patterns Underlie Cancers
Mutation Patterns Underlie Cancers
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2013
More than 20 genome-wide mutational “signatures” account for the vast majority of 30 common cancers.