germ cells, genetics & genomics
More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 15, 2012
Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.
Gene Variation within a Tree
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 13, 2012
The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientistsā€™ understanding of evolution.
Bioethics Panel on Genomics and Privacy
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2012
The presidential bioethics brain trust unveils its draft recommendations on the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care and research.
Why Women Outlive Men
Jef Akst | Aug 3, 2012
Mitochondria mutations that affect male, but not female, aging could explain why women tend to live longer than men.
Microbiome Changes During Pregnancy
Sabrina Richards | Aug 2, 2012
Alterations in the commensal gut flora of expecting women may be linked to characteristic weight gain and decreases in insulin sensitivity during pregnancy.
The Stuff of Nightmares
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
DNA, Contortionist
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012
The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.
Best Places to Work Academia, 2012
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.
Frankenlympics?
Bob Grant | Jul 26, 2012
Allowing athletes to enhance their performance by using genetic engineering to manipulate their DNA may become a reality of future Olympic Games.