public health, genetics & genomics
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Zika-Associated Microcephaly Can Present After Birth
Zika-Associated Microcephaly Can Present After Birth
Tracy Vence | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers report on more than a dozen cases in which babies who showed signs of in-utero infection but were born without symptoms of congenital Zika syndrome went on to develop brain abnormalities. 
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.
Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method
Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2016
Even with the original authors’ vector, the NgAgo technique doesn’t work in others’ hands.
Virus Provides Clues About Geography
Virus Provides Clues About Geography
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 18, 2016
Researchers use genotypes of a virus commonly found in semen to trace men’s geographic origins.
Mutation vs. Mutation
Mutation vs. Mutation
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2016
Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 
How These Rodents Got Their Stripes
How These Rodents Got Their Stripes
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 2, 2016
The African striped mouse and the chipmunk develop dorsal stripes through a newly identified mechanism of coat color variation.
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Genotyping “Surrogates” Misdiagnoses Deadly Heart Condition
Kerry Grens | Nov 2, 2016
Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.
Social Media Accelerates Science
Social Media Accelerates Science
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
How researchers are taking advantage of Twitter and other forums to do, share, and discuss research