top 10 innovations, genetics & genomics, culture
Regulating the Humanized
Bob Grant | Jul 25, 2011
A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.
Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2011
Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?
US Visa Rules Hinder Science?
Megan Scudellari | Jul 25, 2011
Indian researchers argue that applying for new visas every year is an insult to international scientists.
The Beginning of the End for Bananas?
Dan Koeppel | Jul 22, 2011
Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.
Longevity Paper Retracted
Tia Ghose | Jul 21, 2011
A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.
NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility
Megan Scudellari | Jul 21, 2011
The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Bob Grant | Jul 19, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans
Jef Akst | Jul 19, 2011
Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.
Tailor-Made Genome
Tia Ghose | Jul 18, 2011
A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.
Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit
Bob Grant | Jul 18, 2011
A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.