global warming, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
Bob Grant | Oct 15, 2014
Researchers find more than a dozen brand new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Molly Sharlach | Oct 14, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
360-Degree View of the Tomato
360-Degree View of the Tomato
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 12, 2014
Researchers have sequenced 360 varieties of the tomato plant to create a comprehensive map of the evolution of the fruit from its wild form to the modern varieties. 
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.
CRISPR Knock-in Mouse Debuts
CRISPR Knock-in Mouse Debuts
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2014
Researchers have created a line of model mice that naturally express Cas9, paving the way for rapid precision gene-editing.
GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub
GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2014
A campaign to build a direct-to-consumer genome sequencing service pulls the plug after two days of fundraising.
Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity
Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity
Ruth Williams | Sep 25, 2014
Documenting the epigenetic landscape of human innate immune cells reveals pathways essential for training macrophages.
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.
Statins Stimulate Bone Growth?
Statins Stimulate Bone Growth?
Kate Yandell | Sep 17, 2014
The cholesterol-lowering drugs could be used to treat people with two types of dwarfism, a study suggests.
Genetic Spectra of Schizophrenia
Genetic Spectra of Schizophrenia
Tracy Vence | Sep 16, 2014
An analysis of three independent genome-wide association studies suggests schizophrenia is a group of heritable disorders associated with distinct clinical syndromes.