MODIS, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
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A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its authors because of statistical flaws. 
Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide
Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide
David R. Smith | Sep 2, 2014
How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
Arctic Expansion
Arctic Expansion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 2, 2014
Genetic analysis reveals the history of the earliest human migrations in the region.
Sexless Hook-Up
Sexless Hook-Up
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.
A Long Line of LINEs
A Long Line of LINEs
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2014
Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.
TS Live: Handy Apes
TS Live: Handy Apes
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.
Beyond the Blueprint
Beyond the Blueprint
Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Mark A. Genung, Joseph K. Bailey | Sep 1, 2014
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.