germ cells, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
First Ancient North American Genome Sequenced
First Ancient North American Genome Sequenced
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of 12,600-year-old DNA refutes the idea that Native Americans originated in Western Europe.
Royal Treatment
Royal Treatment
Tracy Vence | Feb 12, 2014
Scientists in the U.K. will sequence the genome of King Richard III.
Week in Review: February 3–7
Week in Review: February 3–7
Tracy Vence | Feb 7, 2014
Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
The Flight Size
The Flight Size
Tracy Vence | Feb 5, 2014
The metabolic intensity of powered flight seems to have caused some bird genomes to shrink.
First CRISPR-Tinkered Primates Born
First CRISPR-Tinkered Primates Born
Kerry Grens | Feb 3, 2014
Twin macaques are the first primates born whose genomes were edited using CRISPR technology.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2014
Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
February 2014's selection of notable quotes
Week in Review: January 27–31
Week in Review: January 27–31
Tracy Vence | Jan 31, 2014
Stimulus-triggered pluripotency; antioxidants speed lung tumor growth; the importance of seminal vesicles; how a plant pathogen jumps hosts
Inner Neanderthal
Inner Neanderthal
Abby Olena | Jan 30, 2014
Two studies demonstrate the extent of Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern human genomes.