genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2014
Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.
Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years
Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2014
Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient’s cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.
Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
Molly Sharlach | Nov 21, 2014
Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2014
The largest study yet of the genetic roots of homosexuality links sexual preference in men to two regions of the genome.
Species-Specific
Species-Specific
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 17, 2014
Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, November 14
The Scientist on The Pulse, November 14
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2014
Mounting and drilling a comet, mind-controlled gene expression, and dissecting cat genomes
The Origins of Oversized Chromosomes
The Origins of Oversized Chromosomes
Molly Sharlach | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers reconstruct the formation of the giant neochromosomes that contribute to some cancers.
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Sequencing study reveals low levels of microbes in lab reagents that can create big problems for some microbiome studies.
Google Offers Genome Storage, Analysis
Google Offers Genome Storage, Analysis
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
The Internet search giant joins a number of other companies offering cloud computing and genome storage.