membrane proteins, genetics & genomics, microbiology
NIH Launches Genetics Test Database
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2012
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess, The Forever Fix, Connectome, and DNA USA
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Combing the Cancer Genome
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2012
A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data
New Mice on the Block
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.
A Mammalian Longevity Gene?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
C. diff Infection Source Unclear
Sabrina Richards | Feb 7, 2012
Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.