plant biology, ecology, evolution, genetics & genomics
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Tia Ghose | Nov 30, 2011
Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.
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.
Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 28, 2011
Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.
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
Whales Saved From Highway Project
Bob Grant | Nov 21, 2011
A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.