hearing, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Bird Genomes Abound
Bird Genomes Abound
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2014
Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Dec 5, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Royal Remains Confirmed
Royal Remains Confirmed
Molly Sharlach | Dec 3, 2014
Bones unearthed in 2012 are likely those of King Richard III, a new DNA analysis shows.
Enzyme Design
Enzyme Design
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2014
Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.
23andMe Expands to U.K.
23andMe Expands to U.K.
Kerry Grens | Dec 2, 2014
British consumers can buy the genetic testing-associated health prediction service forbidden by the US government.
Clone Wars
Clone Wars
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.
A New Breed
A New Breed
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2014
Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2014
Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.