quantitative PCR, genetics & genomics, microbiology
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Widespread Plant Immune Tactics
Jef Akst | Feb 22, 2016
A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.
Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health
Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 18, 2016
Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.
New CRISPR Patent Issued
New CRISPR Patent Issued
Jef Akst | Feb 18, 2016
Caribou Biosciences receives a patent related to the gene-editing technology.
Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy
Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy
Ruth Williams | Feb 11, 2016
Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2016
A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.
Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA
Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2016
Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.
Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902
Mendel in the Hot Seat, 1902
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
Raphael Weldon’s critiques of Mendelian principles were 100 years ahead of his time.
Life After Sequencing
Life After Sequencing
Eva Amsen | Feb 1, 2016
Fifteen years after publication of the human genome’s first draft sequence, what has become of the hundreds of researchers who worked on the project?
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes