virtual laboratory, microbiology, genetics & genomics
Rapid Bird Flu Test
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2012
New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.
Gene Patent Stirs Controversy
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2012
A genetic testing company fields concerns that their latest gene patent goes against their "core beliefs" regarding access to genetic information.
Interfering with Resistance
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30
Targeting DNA
Targeting DNA
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
From Bones to Brains
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.
Famed Geneticist Dies
Jef Akst | May 31, 2012
David Rimoin, a medical geneticist and the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, passes away at age 75.
Defining a Tasty Tomato
Sabrina Richards | May 29, 2012
Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.