genetics & genomics, disease & medicine, immunology
The Challenges of Precision
The Challenges of Precision
Adam Marcus | Apr 1, 2015
Researchers face roadblocks to treating an individual patient’s cancer as a unique disease.
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.
Manipulative Microbiomes
Manipulative Microbiomes
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41
From Many, One
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Resisting Cancer
Resisting Cancer
George Klein | Apr 1, 2015
If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Hiding in Plain Sight
Kim Smuga-Otto | Mar 31, 2015
Researchers using metagenomics and single-cell sequencing identify a potential new bacterial phylum.
Genome Nation
Genome Nation
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2015
Researchers perform whole-genome sequencing on roughly 1 percent of the Icelandic population.
T Cells of the Skin
T Cells of the Skin
Ruth Williams | Mar 18, 2015
A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
Jenny Rood | Mar 17, 2015
Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.