microbiology, genetics & genomics
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2015
Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2015
With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.
Bacteria to Blame?
Bacteria to Blame?
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 18, 2015
T cells activated in the microbe-dense gut can spark an autoimmune eye disease, a study shows. 
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Ajai Raj | Aug 17, 2015
Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 17, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2015
Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.
Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data
Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data
Ramon Felciano | Aug 12, 2015
Personalized interpretation is the next frontier in clinical genomics, but we won’t get there without sharing data representing all ethnic groups.
The Search for Persisters
The Search for Persisters
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 11, 2015
Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system.
Scotland Nixing GM Crops
Scotland Nixing GM Crops
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2015
The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 6, 2015
Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.