lysosomes, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
The Roots of Schizophrenia
The Roots of Schizophrenia
Jef Akst | Jun 4, 2015
Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.
Not So Noncoding
Not So Noncoding
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
An RNA thought to be noncoding in fact encodes a small protein that regulates calcium uptake in muscle.
Silencing Surprise
Silencing Surprise
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
A chromatin remodeler in embryonic stem cells clears the DNA for mRNA transcription while stifling the expression of noncoding transcripts.
New Legs to Stand On
New Legs to Stand On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2015
Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA
Genomes Point the Way
Genomes Point the Way
Ruth Williams | May 28, 2015
Sequence analysis of Egyptian, Ethiopian, and non-African peoples indicates a likely route taken by modern humans migrating out of Africa.
Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes
Lost Y Chromosome Genes Found on Autosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | May 27, 2015
Mammalian Y chromosome genes with important functions are transferred to autosomal chromosomes more often than previously thought, a study shows.
Ebola’s Cellular Key
Ebola’s Cellular Key
Amanda B. Keener | May 27, 2015
Scientists studying the basic molecular steps of Ebola infection identify a mammalian protein that is essential for the pathogen to infect mice.
Of Dogs and Men
Of Dogs and Men
Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015
Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015
Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.