venom, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine
Growth Factor Regulates Hair Color
Growth Factor Regulates Hair Color
Tracy Vence | Jun 2, 2014
Researchers pinpoint a gene enhancer that contributes to blond locks in humans.
Rusty Waves of Grain
Rusty Waves of Grain
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.
Singularly Alluring
Singularly Alluring
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2014
Microfluidic tools and techniques for investigating cells, one by one
Putting Up Resistance
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?
Designer Livestock
Designer Livestock
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2014
New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.
Opinion: GM Salmon: Just the Beginning
Opinion: GM Salmon: Just the Beginning
Darek Moreau | Jun 1, 2014
Sound risk management concerning genetically engineered food animals is critical. 
Opinion: Sizing Up GM Salmon
Opinion: Sizing Up GM Salmon
Tillmann Benfey | Jun 1, 2014
On the potential benefits and risks of genetically modified fish entering the marketplace 
Week in Review: May 26–30
Week in Review: May 26–30
Tracy Vence | May 30, 2014
Human proteome cataloged; island-separated crickets evolved silence; molecule shows promise for combatting coronaviruses; study replication etiquette; another call for STAP retraction
Parsing the Penis Microbiome
Parsing the Penis Microbiome
Tracy Vence | May 29, 2014
Circumcision and sexual activity are but two factors that can influence the bacterial communities that inhabit male genitalia.
Week in Review: May 19–23
Week in Review: May 19–23
Tracy Vence | May 23, 2014
Sperm-sex–sensing sows; blocking a pain receptor extends lifespan in mice; stop codons can code for amino acids; exploring the tumor exome