genome, evolution, genetics & genomics
Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Kerry Grens | Feb 16, 2017
Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.
Ancient Marine Reptile Birthed Live Young
Ancient Marine Reptile Birthed Live Young
Bob Grant | Feb 15, 2017
Researchers have described a pregnant Dinochephalosaurus, and the fossilized remains suggest that the massive animal did not lay eggs, as previously suspected.
Study: Horses Did Not Develop New Traits During Periods of Rapid Speciation
Study: Horses Did Not Develop New Traits During Periods of Rapid Speciation
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2017
Speciation and development of new traits may not always go hand-in-hand.
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2017
Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts. 
Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran
Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran
Bob Grant | Feb 9, 2017
When she entered the U.S. shortly before the Iranian revolution of 1979, the now 41-year-old geneticist was a refugee toddler. 
Non-Chromosomal DNA Drives Tumor Evolution
Non-Chromosomal DNA Drives Tumor Evolution
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2017
Researchers discover that short pieces of DNA harboring oncogenes are relatively widespread in cancer.
How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat
How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat
Diana Kwon | Feb 7, 2017
Pitcher plants across different continents acquired their tastes for meat in similar ways.
The Genetics of Human Height
The Genetics of Human Height
Jef Akst | Feb 2, 2017
Researchers can now explain more than a quarter of the variability in human stature.
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2017
Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs