genetics & genomics, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>Blood Sugar</em>
Book Excerpt from Blood Sugar
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jun 30, 2016
Author Anthony Ryan Hatch relays his personal experience with metabolic syndrome.
Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks
Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 22, 2016
Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Ruth Williams | Jun 9, 2016
Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.
Dog Domestication History Clarified
Dog Domestication History Clarified
Bob Grant | Jun 3, 2016
A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
Jef Akst | Jun 2, 2016
A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.
Finding Mislabeled Noncoding RNAs
Finding Mislabeled Noncoding RNAs
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers scour the genome for micropeptides encoded within RNAs presumed to function in a noncoding capacity.
Building Gene Networks
Building Gene Networks
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Synthetic biologists use natural genetic motifs to construct novel circuits.
Book Excerpt from <em>Wondrous Truths</em>
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.