proteins, culture, genetics & genomics
Citrus History
Citrus History
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.
Cancer Sequencing Controls
Cancer Sequencing Controls
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2015
Comparing a patient’s tumor DNA sequence with that of her normal tissue can improve researchers’ identification of disease-associated mutations.
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.
Clam Cancer Rips Along Atlantic Coast
Clam Cancer Rips Along Atlantic Coast
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 9, 2015
A leukemia that’s killing far-flung populations of softshell clams may be contagious. 
Potentially Harmful Stowaways
Potentially Harmful Stowaways
Tracy Vence | Apr 8, 2015
Researchers report an estimate of the average number of recessive lethal mutations people carry.
<em>BRCA</em> Mutations Mapped
BRCA Mutations Mapped
Tracy Vence | Apr 8, 2015
In a large study, researchers find evidence to suggest that the type and location of a woman’s BRCA1/2 mutations may affect her cancer risk.
CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing
CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing
Kerry Grens | Apr 6, 2015
Researchers apply the genome-editing technology to alter histones at distant gene enhancers, controlling gene expression.
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Bob Grant | Apr 6, 2015
The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.
Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
The “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2015
A smaller Cas9 protein enables in vivo genome engineering via viral vectors.