gene drive, microbiology, genetics & genomics, ecology
The View From Above
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.
Genghis Jon
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.
Speed Gene Traced to One Founder
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 26, 2012
Researchers track a racehorse “speed gene” back to a single mare in the United Kingdom.
Longevity Study Lives On
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 24, 2012
A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 23, 2012
Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.
Lasting Intelligence
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.
Same Day Genomes
Megan Scudellari | Jan 13, 2012
Two new sequencing machines will read a human genome in 24 hours.
Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 11, 2012
Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.