genetics & genomics, disease & medicine, immunology
New Immunity
New Immunity
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.
Genomes Point the Way
Genomes Point the Way
Ruth Williams | May 28, 2015
Sequence analysis of Egyptian, Ethiopian, and non-African peoples indicates a likely route taken by modern humans migrating out of Africa.
Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes
Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | May 27, 2015
Mammalian Y chromosome genes with important functions are transferred to autosomal chromosomes more often than previously thought, a study shows.
Of Dogs and Men
Of Dogs and Men
Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015
Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015
Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.
Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?
Batch Effect Behind Species-Specific Results?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 19, 2015
Reanalysis of Mouse ENCODE data suggests mouse and human genes are expressed in tissue-specific, rather than species-specific, patterns. 
Genome Sequencing Standards
Genome Sequencing Standards
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2015
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.
The Evolution of Social Bees
The Evolution of Social Bees
Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015
Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.
Seasonal Genes
Seasonal Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2015
Gene expression varies not only during the day but also throughout the year, a study shows.