transcription factors, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Week in Review: June 23–27
Week in Review: June 23–27
Tracy Vence | Jun 27, 2014
Tracking chikungunya virus; reconsidering wood decay-based fungal classification; ASC specks spread inflammation; antibiotic tolerance in E. coli; RIKEN review yields corrections
Mobile Microbiome
Mobile Microbiome
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands. 
Re-examining Rots
Re-examining Rots
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  
Clinical ’Omes
Clinical ’Omes
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 20, 2014
Report provides primer on using clinical genome and exome sequencing technologies.
Week in Review: June 16–20
Week in Review: June 16–20
Tracy Vence | Jun 20, 2014
Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors
Yet Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests
Yet Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests
Tracy Vence | Jun 17, 2014
Myriad Genetics, the company originally behind tests for the cancer-associated BRCA mutations, is suing another competitor for patent infringement.
Interactome Analysis
Interactome Analysis
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 17, 2014
Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.
Diversity in Mexico
Diversity in Mexico
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2014
A genomic survey of Mexicans reveals a wealth of diversity in North America’s southernmost land.
Week in Review: June 9–13
Week in Review: June 9–13
Tracy Vence | Jun 13, 2014
Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Jun 11, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes