survey, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2013
Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.
How, If, and Why Species Form
How, If, and Why Species Form
Tim Rogers, Alan J. McKane, Axel G. Rossberg | Nov 1, 2013
Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.
Bad Blood
Bad Blood
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2013
A rare bleeding disorder leads scientists to uncover an unusual blood component that might be common to us all.
The Ultimate Wingman
The Ultimate Wingman
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2013
Differential gene expression between dominant and subordinate male turkeys could help evolutionary biologists deconstruct the roots of sexual dimorphism.
The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw
The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Genetic Diversity in the Brain
Genetic Diversity in the Brain
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2013
Neurons within a person’s brain exhibit striking variations in DNA copy number.
Scientists Confirm Bats Carry SARS
Scientists Confirm Bats Carry SARS
Tracy Vence | Oct 31, 2013
Whole-genome sequences for two novel coronaviruses from Chinese horseshoe bats are the most closely related to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus to date.
European Roots for Native Americans?
European Roots for Native Americans?
Bob Grant | Oct 29, 2013
An analysis of ancient DNA from a 24,000-year-old Siberian skeleton generates a new model for the original peopling of the Western Hemisphere.
New Alzheimer’s-Associated Genes
New Alzheimer’s-Associated Genes
Tracy Vence | Oct 28, 2013
A GWAS meta-analysis identifies 11 new loci associated with onset of the neurodegenerative disease.
Cloud-Based Genomics
Cloud-Based Genomics
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2013
An academic-commercial partnership launches the largest cloud-based genomics project to date.