genetics & genomics, NIH, ecology
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Jan 12, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Trainee Raise
Trainee Raise
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2015
Grad students and postdoctoral fellows supported by US National Institutes of Health National Research Service Awards land a 2 percent stipend bump in 2015.
Corn Chronicle
Corn Chronicle
Molly Sharlach | Jan 8, 2015
A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.
Spinoff Company to Develop Rare Disease Drugs
Spinoff Company to Develop Rare Disease Drugs
Molly Sharlach | Jan 7, 2015
Maryland-based Vtesse will work with the US National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C disease and other lysosomal storage disorders.
23andMe, Genentech Partner on Parkinson’s
23andMe, Genentech Partner on Parkinson’s
Tracy Vence | Jan 7, 2015
Firms enter a multi-year deal for the analysis of whole-genome sequence data, with an eye toward drug discovery for Parkinson’s disease.
Custom Creatures?
Custom Creatures?
Kerry Grens | Jan 6, 2015
San Francisco-based biotech wants to see its technology applied for inventing new organisms.
Doris Bachtrog: Sex Chromosome Wrangler
Doris Bachtrog: Sex Chromosome Wrangler
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Age: 39
Taming Bushmeat
Taming Bushmeat
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2015
Chinese farmers’ efforts at rearing wild animals may benefit conservation and reduce human health risks.
Funding Research in Africa
Funding Research in Africa
Paula Park | Jan 1, 2015
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?
Mistaken Identities
Mistaken Identities
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers are working to automate the arduous task of identifying—and amending—mislabeled sequences in genetic databases.