iPSCs, genetics & genomics, ecology
Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation
Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
NSAIDs reduce this "parainflammation," hinting at how they help lower cancer risk.
Protozoans Found With No Dedicated Stop Codons
Protozoans Found With No Dedicated Stop Codons
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016
Some ciliates use the same trio of nucleotides to code for an amino acid and to stop translation.
Techniques for Assessing Genomic Copy Number Variations
Techniques for Assessing Genomic Copy Number Variations
Sarah C.P. Williams | Oct 1, 2016
As the importance of genomic copy number variations for health and disease becomes clearer, researchers are creating new ways to detect these changes in the genome.
Curious George
Curious George
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2016
George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.
Science History: The First Transgenic <em>Arabidopsis</em>
Science History: The First Transgenic Arabidopsis
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2016
Tweaks to a transformation protocol in 1986 cemented the little plant's mighty role in plant genetics research.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.
DNA Sequencing: From Tedious to Automatic
DNA Sequencing: From Tedious to Automatic
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2016
Sequencing has gone from a laborious manual task costing thousands of dollars to a quick and cheap practice that is standard for many laboratories.
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016
Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.
Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia
Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia
Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp | Oct 1, 2016
Bacteria inhabit most tissues in the human body, and genes from some of these microbes have made their way to the human genome. Could this genetic transfer contribute to diseases such as cancer?
Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants
Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants
Karen Zusi | Sep 30, 2016
Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.