psychology, culture, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
A Mouse Model of Autism?
Tia Ghose | Oct 3, 2011
Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Omics
Stephen Friend, Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011
Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.
Opinion: Synthesizing Life
J. Craig Venter | Oct 1, 2011
Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.
Opinion: Evolving Engineering
George M. Church | Oct 1, 2011
Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.
Evolution, Tout de Suite
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.
Opinion: Research and Debt Reduction
Mary Woolley | Oct 1, 2011
Investing more federal dollars in life science research may save the US economy.
Double Blind
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 1, 2011
The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.
Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome
Stephen Friend | Oct 1, 2011
By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.
The Human Genome Project, Then and Now
Walter F. Bodmer | Oct 1, 2011
An early advocate of the sequencing of the human genome reflects on his own predictions from 1986.