molecular biology, genetics & genomics
Jumping Genes a Cause of Cancer?
Ruth Williams | Jun 28, 2012
Genome sequence analysis confirms mobile genetic elements are a mutagenic mechanism in a variety of cancers.
Patent War for Prenatal Tests
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 28, 2012
Four companies who have developed noninvasive genetic prenatal tests are fighting over who has the patent rights to the new and revolutionary techniques.
Gene Patents Back in Court
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 19, 2012
A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.
Camel Pharmacies?
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.
Gene Patent Stirs Controversy
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2012
A genetic testing company fields concerns that their latest gene patent goes against their "core beliefs" regarding access to genetic information.
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30
Targeting DNA
Targeting DNA
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
From Bones to Brains
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.
Famed Geneticist Dies
Jef Akst | May 31, 2012
David Rimoin, a medical geneticist and the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, passes away at age 75.