mice, neuroscience, genetics & genomics
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Banana Fungus Origin Revealed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 6, 2012
A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.
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.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2012
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess, The Forever Fix, Connectome, and DNA USA
Child-Proofing Drugs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.
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.
Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2012
The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.
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.