whole genome sequencing, culture
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Dan Cossins | Jan 4, 2013
An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.
Sex and the Primordial Ooze
Sex and the Primordial Ooze
John Long | Jan 1, 2013
The rise of copulation as a vertebrate reproductive strategy may have driven crucial evolutionary change and explosive species radiation.
Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed
Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed
John Long | Jan 1, 2013
In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2013
Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations
More Polio Vaccine Violence
More Polio Vaccine Violence
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2012
Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.
Real-time Outbreak Sequencing
Real-time Outbreak Sequencing
Dan Cossins | Dec 19, 2012
Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.
Year of the Fetus
Year of the Fetus
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 18, 2012
2012 saw the birth of a handful of non-invasive genetic prenatal tests, but the young industry faces growing pains as legal and ethical questions loom. 
Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted
Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 12, 2012
Fake peer reviews were submitted to Elsevier due to a glitch in the publisher's security system, resulting in the retraction of 11 papers.
100,000 British Genomes
100,000 British Genomes
Jef Akst | Dec 10, 2012
A new initiative lead by the UK’s National Health Service aims to sequence the genomes of as many as 100,000 patients, a project that will cost £100 million.
NYU Still Recovering from Sandy
NYU Still Recovering from Sandy
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2012
NYU’s Langone Medical Center continues to struggle from the lasting impact of the 15-foot storm surge that accompanied the recent hurricane.