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.

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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.
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Catherine Offord | Sep 18, 2018
Physician Peter Gøtzsche, a board member of the organization, has been an outspoken critic of certain vaccines and of the pharma industry in general.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Shawna Williams | Sep 17, 2018
With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.
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.
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 13, 2018
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Ruth Williams | Sep 13, 2018
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus.
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.