germ cells, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics
IDing Cancer with 3-D Genomics
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
In a proof-of-principle study, scientists show that the three-dimensional shape of a cancer cell genome can reliably classify subtypes of human leukemia.
Half Genes, Half Environment
Half Genes, Half Environment
Jef Akst | May 5, 2014
Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014
Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm
Competition for CRISPR Commercialization
Competition for CRISPR Commercialization
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014
Researchers stake their proprietary claim on the genome-editing technique.
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.
Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?
Toward Stopping MERS Spread
Toward Stopping MERS Spread
Tracy Vence | Apr 30, 2014
Independent teams culture the Middle East respiratory system coronavirus and identify human antibodies that could inform therapies.
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Emily Willingham | Apr 29, 2014
Molecular markers of a mother’s nutrition around the time of conception can be found in her child’s DNA.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 25, 2014
Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.