survey, culture, genetics & genomics
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in BDNF is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2015
The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Amanda B. Keener, Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.
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.
Science vs. Religion?
Science vs. Religion?
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2015
Two thirds of religious Americans say there is no conflict between their own beliefs and science, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center.
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.