genetics & genomics, funding, disease & medicine
IDing War Victims
IDing War Victims
Jef Akst | May 1, 2013
Libyan scientists, soon to be trained in countries around the world, are undertaking a massive search mission to find missing loved ones among thousands of dead bodies, casualties of the country’s recent popular revolution.
Republicans Say Peer Review Isn’t Enough
Republicans Say Peer Review Isn’t Enough
Kate Yandell | Apr 30, 2013
Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is writing legislation to change the rules of the NSF’s grant review process.
Week in Review: April 22–26
Week in Review: April 22–26
Jef Akst | Apr 26, 2013
Double helix celebrates 60; detecting calories without taste; bacteria vs. tumor; perceptual consciousness in babies
Celebrating 60 Years of the Double Helix
Celebrating 60 Years of the Double Helix
Dan Cossins | Apr 25, 2013
Genome Biology speaks to a scientist involved in the discovery of the structure of DNA, and asks modern geneticists to highlight the key advances that have followed.
Bacteria Make Diesel Molecules
Bacteria Make Diesel Molecules
Dan Cossins | Apr 24, 2013
By engineering the genome of E. coli with genes from several sources, scientists have coaxed the microbe to produce diesel-replica hydrocarbons.
Turnover at Romanian Funding Agency
Turnover at Romanian Funding Agency
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2013
The National Research Council of Romania is looking to replace the 19 members that resigned last week in protest of retroactive budget cuts to existing grants.
Virus Versus Bacteria
Virus Versus Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 17, 2013
A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.
Supreme Court Considers Gene Patents
Supreme Court Considers Gene Patents
Dan Cossins | Apr 16, 2013
A decision will not be reached until later in the year, but the United States’ top justices appear to be inclined to rule against the validity of patenting human genes.
Plant DNA Largely Unchanged
Plant DNA Largely Unchanged
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
Today’s tulip trees carry similar mitochondrial DNA as those that grew in the time of the dinosaurs.
$2 Million for Crick Medal
$2 Million for Crick Medal
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 12, 2013
Francis Crick’s Nobel Prize medal for the discovery of the structure of DNA sold for 4 times its estimated value.