drug discovery, immunology, genetics & genomics
Child-Proofing Drugs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.
Combing the Cancer Genome
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2012
A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
New Mice on the Block
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.
Skin-Deep Immunity
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.
A Mammalian Longevity Gene?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
Switching the Bait
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers
Immune Heat
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology