oocyte, genetics & genomics, culture
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Jef Akst | Sep 17, 2015
A new analysis reveals yet another gender gap in science.
Genetics, Immunity, and the Microbiome
Genetics, Immunity, and the Microbiome
Karen Zusi | Sep 16, 2015
The makeup of an individual’s microbiome correlates with genetic variation in immunity-related pathways, a study shows.
Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy
Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2015
Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.
Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes
Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2015
Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Bob Grant | Sep 9, 2015
Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Kailash Gupta | Sep 3, 2015
Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.
Unexpectedly Wild
Unexpectedly Wild
Karen Zusi | Sep 1, 2015
Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2015
Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
September 2015's selection of notable quotes