venom, culture, genetics & genomics
Decon Recon
Decon Recon
Sarah C.P. Williams | Oct 1, 2015
Published genomes are chock-full of contamination. But as awareness of the problem grows, so do methods to help combat it.
CRISPR 2.0?
CRISPR 2.0?
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2015
A pioneer of the gene-editing technique discovers a protein that could improve its accuracy.
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Ruth Williams | Sep 24, 2015
Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Jef Akst | Sep 17, 2015
A new analysis reveals yet another gender gap in science.
Genetics, Immunity, and the Microbiome
Genetics, Immunity, and the Microbiome
Karen Zusi | Sep 16, 2015
The makeup of an individual’s microbiome correlates with genetic variation in immunity-related pathways, a study shows.
Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy
Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2015
Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.
Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes
Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2015
Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Bob Grant | Sep 9, 2015
Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Kailash Gupta | Sep 3, 2015
Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.