phosphorus, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Decoding Monkey Thoughts
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 23, 2012
Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.
Microbial Perfume
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 23, 2012
Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.
Batman Shooter Is Former Neuroscience Student
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2012
The University of Colorado graduate student who allegedly killed 12 and injured dozens more in a crowded movie theater last night seemed “normal” just a few months earlier, a fellow researcher recalls.
Watson Opposes Gene Patents
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2012
James Watson files a brief in the ongoing legal case over Myriad Genetics’ right to hold patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
Early Epigenetic Influence
Sabrina Richards | Jul 16, 2012
Random chance, plus small differences in uterine environments, give rise to divergent epigenetic patterns in identical twins.
Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2012
Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.
Genetic Shift in Salmon
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 12, 2012
A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.
Natural Alzheimer’s Protection
Sabrina Richards | Jul 11, 2012
Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
New Genome Resource
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 11, 2012
Members of the Personal Genome Project have created software aimed at helping researchers tease apart genetic differences between individuals.
Filling in the Missing Letters
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 3, 2012
A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.