quantitative PCR, evolution, genetics & genomics
A Tiny Missing Link?
A Tiny Missing Link?
Bob Grant | Nov 2, 2015
The common ancestor of all apes, including great apes and humans, may have been not-so-great in stature.
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Evolution of the Penis
Evolution of the Penis
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2015
A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Ruth Williams | Oct 29, 2015
Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2015
Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Kerry Grens | Oct 21, 2015
The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2015
A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.
Tethering Transposons
Tethering Transposons
Ruth Williams | Oct 15, 2015
Panoramix, a newly identified transcription repressor, takes the bounce out of jumping genes.