National Cancer Institute, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.
Hottest Research of 2012 Revealed
Hottest Research of 2012 Revealed
Dan Cossins | Jun 6, 2013
Analysis of citation data from last year suggests that genomics is still the most influential field of research.
 
Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish
Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish
Ed Yong | Jun 4, 2013
Scientists discover gene behind an inherited muscle disorder by studying zebrafish embryos.
Supreme Court OKs DNA Collection on Arrest
Supreme Court OKs DNA Collection on Arrest
Dan Cossins | Jun 4, 2013
Top justices rule that police have the right to take DNA swabs from people who are arrested, even before they are convicted.
Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science
Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science
K. John Morrow Jr. | Jun 3, 2013
Was the Human Genome Project the key to a gold mine?
Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns
Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by The Scientist to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix
In Evolution's Garden
In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.
Loss of Potential
Loss of Potential
Dan Cossins | Jun 1, 2013
In the fruit fly, the ability of neural stem cells to make the full repertoire of neurons is regulated by the movement of key genes to the nuclear periphery.
Evolution Takes a Road Trip
Evolution Takes a Road Trip
Dan Cossins | Jun 1, 2013
Highways and byways are among the man-made environmental alterations driving the evolution of animals on contemporary timescales, with implications for ecology.
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Dan Cossins | May 31, 2013
Mice and ferrets are protected from several deadly viruses when genes encoding “broadly neutralizing antibodies” are delivered into their nasal passages.