National Cancer Institute, genetics & genomics, ecology
A New Breed
A New Breed
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.
Clone Wars
Clone Wars
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
A Race Against Extinction
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2014
Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.
Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years
Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2014
Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient’s cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.
Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
Molly Sharlach | Nov 21, 2014
Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Molly Sharlach | Nov 19, 2014
Researchers discover a densovirus that is associated with sea star wasting disease.
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2014
The largest study yet of the genetic roots of homosexuality links sexual preference in men to two regions of the genome.
Species-Specific
Species-Specific
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 17, 2014
Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues.