New Guidelines Expand <em>BRCA</em> Screening Guidelines
New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening Guidelines
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.
New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening Guidelines
New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening Guidelines

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.

genetics & genomics
Personalized Nutrition Companies&rsquo; Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2019
Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.
HIV-1 Genome Extracted from 1966 Tissue Sample
HIV-1 Genome Extracted from 1966 Tissue Sample
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019
Scientists spent five years reconstructing what is now the oldest HIV-1 genome yet recovered.
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn&rsquo;t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
Image of the Day: Seizure Proteins
Image of the Day: Seizure Proteins
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The sei ion channel in fruit flies keeps their neuronal excitability in check.
Researchers Develop New Method for Sexing Sperm
Researchers Develop New Method for Sexing Sperm
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 13, 2019
Scientists found they could sort mouse sperm prior to IVF by treating semen with a drug that selectively slows down X-bearing cells.
Elusive Asgard Archaea Finally Cultured in Lab
Elusive Asgard Archaea Finally Cultured in Lab
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 12, 2019
The 12-year-long endeavor reveals Prometheoarchaeum as a tentacled cell, living in a symbiotic relationship with methane-producing microbes.
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Emma Yasinski | Aug 9, 2019
The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds.
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Aug 7, 2019
An Israeli lunar lander carrying the tiny animals crashed into the moon in April, and now scientists are trying to determine if the creatures are still alive.
Some Data Backing Novartis Gene-Therapy Approval Manipulated: FDA
Some Data Backing Novartis Gene-Therapy Approval Manipulated: FDA
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 7, 2019
The agency is now evaluating the implications of the corrupted data behind Zolgensma and whether to “take action” against the pharmaceutical company.