stealing, genetics & genomics, microbiology
Genomics Boom Continues
Jef Akst | Apr 16, 2012
A new report estimates that the genomics research tools market will be worth nearly $9 billion by 2016.
Inferring DNA from RNA
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2012
A new technique to derive DNA information from non-DNA sources, such as RNA, threatens the anonymity of genetic database donors.
Malaria Drug Resistance Spreading
Bob Grant | Apr 9, 2012
A genomic analysis reveals a crucial detail in drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite that are on the move in Southeast Asia.
Lab Studies Lie about the Clock
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
Fly circadian behavior is dramatically different in natural environments than in the lab.
Organizational Regulation
Sabrina Richards | Apr 4, 2012
A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.
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.
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.