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A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Finding Phenotypes
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.
Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents
Sabrina Richards | Mar 28, 2012
The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.
More Oversight for Omics Tests
N/A | Mar 27, 2012
A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.
James Cameron Hits Rock Bottom
Hannah Waters | Mar 27, 2012
The movie director-turned-explorer made the 6.8-mile drop to the deepest point on the seafloor, but wasn’t too impressed by what he found.
My DNA, My Results
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 22, 2012
Are donors of biological material privy to research results that stem from their donation?
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Mar 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Debate over RNA Transcription
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 19, 2012
Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.
Eye of the Giant
Megan Scudellari | Mar 15, 2012
Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean.
New Human Species?
Bob Grant | Mar 15, 2012
Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.