race, genetics & genomics, immunology
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
How Predictive are Genomes?
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 3, 2012
Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.
Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch
Megan Scudellari | Apr 2, 2012
Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Finding Phenotypes
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes – deafness in humans and directional growth in plants – may reveal new models of disease.
Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents
Sabrina Richards | Mar 28, 2012
The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.
More Oversight for Omics Tests
N/A | Mar 27, 2012
A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.
Let Them Eat Dirt
Megan Scudellari | Mar 22, 2012
Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.
My DNA, My Results
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 22, 2012
Are donors of biological material privy to research results that stem from their donation?
Immune Role in Brain Disorder?
Hannah Waters | Mar 19, 2012
Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.