genetics & genomics, culture
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Dov Greenbaum, Mark Gerstein | Aug 30, 2016
It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.
Tasmanian Devils Developing Resistance to Transmissible Cancer
Tasmanian Devils Developing Resistance to Transmissible Cancer
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2016
The marsupials’ genomes show evidence of a rapid evolutionary response to selection imposed by devil facial tumor disease.
Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome
Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome
Bob Grant | Aug 26, 2016
A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2016
Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.
Streamlining the <em>E. coli</em> Genetic Code
Streamlining the E. coli Genetic Code
Karen Zusi | Aug 18, 2016
Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.
Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast
Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast
Kim Smuga-Otto | Aug 18, 2016
Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.
Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet
Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 17, 2016
An open-access catalog of tens of thousands of human exome sequences highlights the power of a very large genomic dataset in pinpointing genes linked to rare diseases. 
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.
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.