survey, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2016
Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.
The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?
The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.
Infographic: Partitioning the Genome
Infographic: Partitioning the Genome
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2016
To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.
Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method
Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2016
Even with the original authors’ vector, the NgAgo technique doesn’t work in others’ hands.
Virus Provides Clues About Geography
Virus Provides Clues About Geography
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 18, 2016
Researchers use genotypes of a virus commonly found in semen to trace men’s geographic origins.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 18, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting
Hot Topics at SfN
Hot Topics at SfN
The Scientist Staff | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 17, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.