A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

zebrafish, genetics & genomics, immunology, ecology
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Jan 15, 2019
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally most effective against tumors with more genetic mutations, according to a new study, although the relationship isn’t true for all cancers.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
Firings and a Resignation Roil NEON Ecological Observatory
Firings and a Resignation Roil NEON Ecological Observatory
Shawna Williams | Jan 10, 2019
The chief scientist at the NSF initiative quits after two leaders were let go without her input.
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 BillionEli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Ashley Yeager | Jan 8, 2019
Loxo focuses on cancer treatments based on tumor genetics, which will contribute to Lilly’s push in the cancer drug space.
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2019
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.
Babies’ Genomes Identify Risks Overlooked by Newborn Screens
Babies’ Genomes Identify Risks Overlooked by Newborn Screens
Abby Olena | Jan 3, 2019
A trial called BabySeq, in which researchers performed genomic sequencing on 159 newborns, identified children susceptible to diseases that regular screening doesn’t look for.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.
The Open Data Explosion
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Jan 1, 2019
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.