public outreach, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Har Gobind Khorana Dies at 89
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 18, 2011
Nobel Prize winning biologist who first decoded how a triplet of nucleic acids encoded an amino acid passed away this month.
Another Non-invasive Fetal Test
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2011
Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.
How Skin Tells Time
Ruth Williams | Nov 9, 2011
The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Fighting Cancer with Light
Tia Ghose | Nov 7, 2011
Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.
Pioneers Make More Babies
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2011
Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.
A Negative Results Search Tool
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2011
Researchers unveil BioNOT, a new app that scours PubMed for studies that report negative findings.
Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage
Tia Ghose | Nov 4, 2011
An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.
Old Cells Advance Aging
Tia Ghose | Nov 2, 2011
By selectively killing senescent cells, researchers can slow the decline of health in aging mice.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 2, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.