genetics & genomics, evolution, developmental biology, neuroscience, microbiology
The Science of Van Gogh
Hannah Waters | Apr 5, 2012
The Dutch artist's sunflower paintings have attracted the attention of doctors and geneticists.
Bird Flu Mutations Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2012
One of the researchers who created a highly transmissible form of the bird flu virus has broken his silence and shared which mutations made it possible.
Lab Studies Lie about the Clock
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
Fly circadian behavior is dramatically different in natural environments than in the lab.
Organizational Regulation
Sabrina Richards | Apr 4, 2012
A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
How Predictive are Genomes?
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 3, 2012
Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2012
Consciousness, The Social Conquest of Earth, How Not to Be Eaten, and Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
The Two Faces of Metastasis
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.