DNA sequencing, developmental biology
Metropolome
Metropolome
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.
Mapping NYC's Microbes
Mapping NYC's Microbes
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
New York University’s Jane Carlton talks about a project designed to characterize the microbiome of the Big Apple.
Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier
Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Physics, Princeton University. Age: 39
About Face
About Face
Abby Olena | Oct 25, 2013
Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.
Secret Botulism Paper Published
Secret Botulism Paper Published
Bob Grant | Oct 18, 2013
The discovery of a new form of the deadly botulinum toxin gets published, but its sequence is kept under wraps until an antidote is developed.
Opinion: Standards Needed
Opinion: Standards Needed
Gary Magnant | Sep 18, 2013
The success of genome sequencing hinges on technology standardization and coordinated efforts among scientists, bioinformaticians, and physicians.
The Price of DNA IDs
The Price of DNA IDs
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2013
Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Sabrina Richards | Aug 13, 2013
Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.
Complaints About Government Contest
Complaints About Government Contest
Kate Yandell | Jul 24, 2013
Contestants criticize the organization and scoring of a Pentagon competition challenging scientists to detect bioterrorism threats by analyzing DNA sequences.