drug development, genetics & genomics, evolution, immunology
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Tia Ghose | Nov 22, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Whales Saved From Highway Project
Bob Grant | Nov 21, 2011
A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.
Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 18, 2011
Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.
FDA May Fast-track Needed Drugs
Tia Ghose | Nov 18, 2011
New congressional proposals would allow drug makers to bypass traditional clinical trial requirements for drugs that address rare diseases.
Battle of the Sexes
Hannah Waters | Nov 17, 2011
Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.
Infection Selection
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2011
Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.
Another Non-invasive Fetal Test
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2011
Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.
A Smoke-Swirl of Birds
Jef Akst | Nov 10, 2011
A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Prescription Drug Pollutants
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 7, 2011
Are pharmaceuticals in the environment affecting human health?