model organisms
Widely Used Antibiotics Affect Mitochondria
Widely Used Antibiotics Affect Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 12, 2015
From plants to mice and human cells, tetracyclines lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in model organisms.
Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread
Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread
Kerry Grens | Jan 5, 2015
A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease.
Expanding ENCODE
Expanding ENCODE
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 27, 2014
Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Erin Weeks | Sep 9, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Chris Palmer | Jun 24, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Chris Palmer | Jun 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Models of Transparency
Models of Transparency
Joan K. Heath, Richard White, Kirsten C. Sadler, David Langenau | Apr 1, 2013
Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
Variety Is the Spice of Life
H. Steven Wiley | Feb 1, 2013
True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems.
Twitching Flies Tell Epilepsy’s Tale
Twitching Flies Tell Epilepsy’s Tale
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 15, 2012
Fruit flies engineered to suffer from temperature-dependent seizures reveal overactive sodium channels in neurons.
Model Citizen
Karen Hopkin | Mar 1, 2012
With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.