germ cells, genetics & genomics
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Passing On Stress
Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012
Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Rare Alleles Rise with Population
Megan Scudellari | May 11, 2012
As the human population expands, the number of rare genetic variants has dramatically increased.
Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power
Sabrina Richards | May 7, 2012
Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.
Six Threats to Chromosomes
Ed Yong | May 3, 2012
Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Illegal Genes
Bob Grant | Apr 30, 2012
California mulls a state law that would criminalize the unauthorized sharing, storing, or analyzing of genetic data.
Genomics Boom Continues
Jef Akst | Apr 16, 2012
A new report estimates that the genomics research tools market will be worth nearly $9 billion by 2016.