Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.

Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.

Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.

Parkinson's disease, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2018
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying.
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The genome of Ulva mutabilis is the first of a green seaweed to be sequenced.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2018
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2018
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Image of the Day: Break Apart
Image of the Day: Break Apart
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
Scientists can now view mitosis one protein (or more) at a time using a 4-D computer model.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
A gene responsible for the free-moving, primitive nature of fetal cells is expressed in some breast cancer cells in mice and humans.