DNA, genetics & genomics
Understanding Human Accelerated Regions
Understanding Human Accelerated Regions
Katherine S. Pollard | Jul 31, 2016
Fast-evolving regions of the human genome differentiate our species from all other mammals.
Nailing Down HAR Function
Nailing Down HAR Function
Katherine S. Pollard | Jul 31, 2016
A remaining challenge in the study of human accelerated regions (HARs) is establishing their specific functions during development and other biological processes.
Wolf Species Are Part Coyote
Wolf Species Are Part Coyote
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 28, 2016
Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.
Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs
Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs
Jef Akst | Jul 28, 2016
Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.
23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers
23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2016
Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.
Considering Gene Editing
Considering Gene Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2016
An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.
A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins
A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2016
The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jul 1, 2016
Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2016
Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics