germ cells, genetics & genomics
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.
Inferring DNA from RNA
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2012
A new technique to derive DNA information from non-DNA sources, such as RNA, threatens the anonymity of genetic database donors.
Malaria Drug Resistance Spreading
Bob Grant | Apr 9, 2012
A genomic analysis reveals a crucial detail in drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite that are on the move in Southeast Asia.
Lab Studies Lie about the Clock
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
Fly circadian behavior is dramatically different in natural environments than in the lab.
Organizational Regulation
Sabrina Richards | Apr 4, 2012
A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.
How Predictive are Genomes?
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 3, 2012
Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.