gene variants, developmental biology
Adjustable Brain Cells
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2016
Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015
A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.
Adding Padding
Adding Padding
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.
Sex on the Brain
Sex on the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.
Sex Differences in the Brain
Sex Differences in the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.