germ cells, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
OCD-Linked Canine Genes
OCD-Linked Canine Genes
Jef Akst | Feb 19, 2014
Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder just like some humans do, and now researchers have identified a genetic basis for their spastic behavior.
Not Swine Flu
Not Swine Flu
Abby Olena | Feb 18, 2014
The strain of influenza that caused the 1918 pandemic probably came from birds, a study shows.
Genetic Atlas
Genetic Atlas
Abby Olena | Feb 17, 2014
Researchers trace the mixing of human populations using DNA.
Week in Review: February 10–14
Week in Review: February 10–14
Tracy Vence | Feb 14, 2014
First Ancient North American genome; cannabinoids connect hunger with olfaction and eating; biotechs explore crowdfunding; confronting creationism
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.