digital PCR, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2016
Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.
Toward Making Sperm in the Lab
Toward Making Sperm in the Lab
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Feb 25, 2016
Researchers devise a technique for creating gametes from murine embryonic stem cells.
TS Picks: February 24, 2016
TS Picks: February 24, 2016
Tracy Vence | Feb 24, 2016
High-profile stem cell research scandal; forthcoming direct-to-consumer genetics apps; GINA and life insurance
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2016
Researchers have identified a gene that ties sleeping patterns to the winter blues experienced by many people living at extreme northern and southern latitudes.
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Jef Akst | Feb 22, 2016
A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.
Adjustable Brain Cells
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
New CRISPR Patent Issued
New CRISPR Patent Issued
Jef Akst | Feb 18, 2016
Caribou Biosciences receives a patent related to the gene-editing technology.
Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy
Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy
Ruth Williams | Feb 11, 2016
Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2016
Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.