National Cancer Institute, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Tomasz M. Beer | Apr 1, 2013
Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.
Up, Up, and Array
Up, Up, and Array
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2013
By scrutinizing gene expression profiles instead of individual oncogenes, Todd Golub launched a powerful platform for diagnosing, classifying, and treating cancer.
Week in Review: March 25-29
Week in Review: March 25-29
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2013
Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Dan Cossins | Mar 28, 2013
Researchers show that random rearrangement of DNA determines which of seven possible mating types the offspring of a single-celled microbe will be.
Cancer Gene Bonanza
Cancer Gene Bonanza
Ed Yong | Mar 27, 2013
International collaboration doubles the number of genetic regions associated with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.
New Down Syndrome Protein Found
New Down Syndrome Protein Found
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 26, 2013
Researchers identify a protein involved in the chromosomal disorder that could explain its characteristic learning deficits.
Week in Review, March 18-22
Week in Review, March 18-22
Jef Akst | Mar 22, 2013
Venom-based drugs for pain; microbes in the deep ocean; altruistic, suicidal bacteria; a call for open access; clinical sequencing; the newest genomes
Revealing Genetic Risks
Revealing Genetic Risks
Kate Yandell | Mar 22, 2013
Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.
Reviving an Extinct Pigeon
Reviving an Extinct Pigeon
Dan Cossins | Mar 18, 2013
The passenger pigeon was hunted to extinction 99 years ago, but researchers are planning to use DNA from museum specimens to bring the bird back to life.
Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic
Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic
Richard Resnick | Mar 18, 2013
Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.