genetics and genomics
“Out of Africa” Theory Gets the Genomic Treatment
“Out of Africa” Theory Gets the Genomic Treatment
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2016
A trio of genetic studies on seldom-studied indigenous populations points to a single wave of migration as humanity wandered from its evolutionary homeland into the rest of the world.
Inherited Resistance to Cocaine
Inherited Resistance to Cocaine
Ed Yong | Dec 17, 2012
Cocaine-using rat fathers pass epigenetic changes on to their sons that make them resistant to coke addiction.
The Plastic Genome
The Plastic Genome
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.
The Biology of Politics
The Biology of Politics
Dan Cossins | Nov 6, 2012
A number of studies have linked genes and hormones to political attitudes and behaviors, though the evidence remains controversial.
Creative Emulsification
Creative Emulsification
Sabrina Richards | Nov 1, 2012
Enhancing data collection from emulsion PCR reactions: three case studies
Coming to Terms
Coming to Terms
Anna Ajduk and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz | Nov 1, 2012
New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.
Mapping Genetic Variation
Mapping Genetic Variation
Ed Yong | Oct 31, 2012
The 1000 Genomes Project reveals the most comprehensive catalog to date of variation in the human genome.
Moss Harbors Foreign Genes
Moss Harbors Foreign Genes
Ed Yong | Oct 23, 2012
Genes from fungi, bacteria, and viruses may have helped mosses and other plants to colonize the land.
Flooding Rivers with Resistance
Flooding Rivers with Resistance
Dan Cossins | Oct 18, 2012
A river system in Colorado contains high concentrations of antibiotic resistance genes in areas close to water-treatment plants.
New Culprit for Parkinson’s?
New Culprit for Parkinson’s?
Dan Cossins | Oct 17, 2012
Scientists use human stem cells to show that nuclear defects may play a role in Parkinson’s disease, and suggest a way to reverse the problem.