genome, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells
Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers derive cardiac precursors to form cardiac muscle, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells in mice.
Questions Over <em>C. elegans</em> Life Span Factors
Questions Over C. elegans Life Span Factors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in C. elegans.
Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding
Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.
In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism
In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2016
While the heart cells normally burn fatty acids, when things go wrong ketones become the preferred fuel source.
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016
Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Tracy Vence | May 17, 2016
A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.
Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing
Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing
Bob Grant | May 17, 2016
A set of international stem cell guidelines recommends that oversight committees at research institutions oversee all research on embryos.
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Anna Azvolinsky | May 16, 2016
A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.