pigment, genetics & genomics, ecology
Shortness Gene Identified
Tia Ghose | Nov 29, 2011
Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.
Opinion: Beyond the Model
Beth Rowan and Daniel Koenig | Nov 29, 2011
How next-generation sequencing technologies will drive a new era of research on non-model organisms.
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
DNA Barcoding Boom
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.
Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture
Ruth Williams | Nov 28, 2011
Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.
Sweet Potato Gets Funding
Tia Ghose | Nov 23, 2011
Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Tia Ghose | Nov 22, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 18, 2011
Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.
Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 15, 2011
Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.