MODIS, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.
CRISPR Knock-in Mouse Debuts
CRISPR Knock-in Mouse Debuts
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2014
Researchers have created a line of model mice that naturally express Cas9, paving the way for rapid precision gene-editing.
GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub
GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2014
A campaign to build a direct-to-consumer genome sequencing service pulls the plug after two days of fundraising.
Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity
Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity
Ruth Williams | Sep 25, 2014
Documenting the epigenetic landscape of human innate immune cells reveals pathways essential for training macrophages.
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.
Statins Stimulate Bone Growth?
Statins Stimulate Bone Growth?
Kate Yandell | Sep 17, 2014
The cholesterol-lowering drugs could be used to treat people with two types of dwarfism, a study suggests.
Genetic Spectra of Schizophrenia
Genetic Spectra of Schizophrenia
Tracy Vence | Sep 16, 2014
An analysis of three independent genome-wide association studies suggests schizophrenia is a group of heritable disorders associated with distinct clinical syndromes.
Jewish Heritage Written in DNA
Jewish Heritage Written in DNA
Kate Yandell | Sep 9, 2014
Fully sequenced genomes of more than 100 Ashkenazi people clarify the group’s history and provide a reference for researchers and physicians trying to pinpoint disease-associated genes.
Australian Court Upholds Patents on Human Genes
Australian Court Upholds Patents on Human Genes
Molly Sharlach | Sep 8, 2014
The Federal Court of Australia rejected an appeal of a ruling that allows companies to patent isolated human genes.
Brain Genetics Paper Retracted
Brain Genetics Paper Retracted
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 4, 2014
A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its authors because of statistical flaws.