Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.

Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.

Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.

hurricane, genetics & genomics, neuroscience, evolution
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The genome of Ulva mutabilis is the first of a green seaweed to be sequenced.
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2018
The Scientist speaks with a researcher who is also the mayor of a coastal town in the path of the storm.
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2018
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.