histone methylation, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
Resisting Cancer
Resisting Cancer
George Klein | Apr 1, 2015
If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.
From Many, One
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Hiding in Plain Sight
Hiding in Plain Sight
Kim Smuga-Otto | Mar 31, 2015
Researchers using metagenomics and single-cell sequencing identify a potential new bacterial phylum.
Genome Nation
Genome Nation
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2015
Researchers perform whole-genome sequencing on roughly 1 percent of the Icelandic population.
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
Jenny Rood | Mar 17, 2015
Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.
23andMe Enters Drug Development
23andMe Enters Drug Development
Kerry Grens | Mar 12, 2015
The personal genomics firm announces plans to make medicines.
Horizontal Gene Transfer a Hallmark of Animal Genomes?
Horizontal Gene Transfer a Hallmark of Animal Genomes?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 12, 2015
Foreign genes in animal genomes may be of bacterial or fungal origin, according to a new analysis.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Mar 4, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38