public health, genetics & genomics
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2016
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.
 
Questions Over <em>C. elegans</em> Life Span Factors
Questions Over C. elegans Life Span Factors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in C. elegans.
Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding
Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2016
Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own
Richard A. Muscat | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
Bob Grant | May 20, 2016
The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Tracy Vence | May 17, 2016
A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.
Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing
Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing
Bob Grant | May 17, 2016
A set of international stem cell guidelines recommends that oversight committees at research institutions oversee all research on embryos.
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Anna Azvolinsky | May 16, 2016
A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tracy Vence | May 13, 2016
US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees