genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, evolution
Pooling Consumer Genetic Data, Researchers ID Links to Depression
Pooling Consumer Genetic Data, Researchers ID Links to Depression
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 2, 2016
Access to data from thousands of genotyping customers helped scientists detect novel associations with the disorder across the genome.
Pesticide Resistance in a Plant Organelle Drives Down Whole-Genome Diversity
Pesticide Resistance in a Plant Organelle Drives Down Whole-Genome Diversity
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2016
A chloroplast mutation has dramatically affected the genomes of railside populations of Arabidopsis thaliana.
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2016
From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome
How to Build Bioinformatic Pipelines Using Galaxy
How to Build Bioinformatic Pipelines Using Galaxy
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Aug 1, 2016
A point-and-click interface alternative to command-line tools that allows researchers to easily create, run, and troubleshoot serial sequence analyses
Opinion: Our Inner Caveman
Opinion: Our Inner Caveman
João Pedro de Magalhães | Aug 1, 2016
The modern human brain evolved in social and environmental settings very unlike today’s. Despite our cultural and technological progress, tribal instincts remain.
Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links
Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links
David F. Westneat, Jacqueline R. Dillard | Aug 1, 2016
Why does cooperation evolve most often in monogamous animals?
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.
On Becoming Human
On Becoming Human
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2016
Some thoughts on going to the Galápagos
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Aug 1, 2016
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2016
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.