stress, genetics & genomics
Move Over, Mother Nature
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2012
Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.
Jumping Genes a Cause of Cancer?
Ruth Williams | Jun 28, 2012
Genome sequence analysis confirms mobile genetic elements are a mutagenic mechanism in a variety of cancers.
Patent War for Prenatal Tests
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 28, 2012
Four companies who have developed noninvasive genetic prenatal tests are fighting over who has the patent rights to the new and revolutionary techniques.
Link to Second Heart Attack Uncovered
Sabrina Richards | Jun 27, 2012
Researchers elucidate how a first heart attack sets the stage for later heart trouble by boosting inflammatory cell development.
Gene Patents Back in Court
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 19, 2012
A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.
Camel Pharmacies?
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.
Gene Patent Stirs Controversy
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2012
A genetic testing company fields concerns that their latest gene patent goes against their "core beliefs" regarding access to genetic information.
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30
Targeting DNA
Targeting DNA
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.