histone methylation, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, November 14
The Scientist on The Pulse, November 14
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2014
Mounting and drilling a comet, mind-controlled gene expression, and dissecting cat genomes
The Origins of Oversized Chromosomes
The Origins of Oversized Chromosomes
Molly Sharlach | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers reconstruct the formation of the giant neochromosomes that contribute to some cancers.
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Sequencing study reveals low levels of microbes in lab reagents that can create big problems for some microbiome studies.
Google Offers Genome Storage, Analysis
Google Offers Genome Storage, Analysis
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
The Internet search giant joins a number of other companies offering cloud computing and genome storage.
Circular Chromosomes Straightened
Circular Chromosomes Straightened
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2014
A newly described method linearizes circular chromosomes in yeast and caps them with telomeres to mimic natural chromosomes.
Gut Microbiome Heritability
Gut Microbiome Heritability
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2014
Analyzing data from a large twin study, researchers have homed in on how host genetics can shape the gut microbiome.
Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment
Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2014
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.
Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?
Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2014
Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.
Uncommonly Rare
Uncommonly Rare
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
How one of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases could lend insight into ubiquitous neuroprotective processes
Modeling Ebola in Mice
Modeling Ebola in Mice
Molly Sharlach | Oct 30, 2014
A genetically diverse group of mice represents the complete spectrum of human outcomes from Ebola virus infection.