Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought

Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.

Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.

MODIS, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, microbiology
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
Shawna Williams | Nov 5, 2018
EncrypGen will enable individuals to sell their deidentified data for research.
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
As people move to the United States from Southeast Asia, the microbes in their digestive tracts begin to Westernize, possibly explaining high rates of obesity and other metabolic issues in these immigrant populations.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2018
A photograph of microbes producing the antibiotic actinorhodin is one of many images on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this winter.
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2018
Turning to molecular genetics, the Baylor pediatric neurologist and geneticist works to discover the biological basis for the rare neurological diseases she sees in her patients.
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 31, 2018
A pair of mouse studies describes neuronal subpopulations not identified before and some of their functions.
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 30, 2018
A trial to test whether so-called c-kit cardiac stem cells, first reported by Piero Anversa, could help patients with chronic heart failure has been halted in light of suspicion surrounding his work.
Image of the Day: Shrink Ray
Image of the Day: Shrink Ray
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2018
A near-infrared laser warps a tissue culture surface to mimic natural cellular environments.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2018
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.