zebrafish, genetics & genomics
Filling in the Missing Letters
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 3, 2012
A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.
Book Excerpt from The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written By Our Genetic Code
Sam Kean | Jul 1, 2012
In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.
DNA Truth or Dare
Sam Kean | Jul 1, 2012
Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.
Brain Mosaic
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
Retrotransposons contribute to genetic variability in human brain cells.
A Little Help from My Friends
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
How to get the most out of your collaboration with bioinformaticians
Move Over, Mother Nature
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2012
Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.
Jumping Genes a Cause of Cancer?
Ruth Williams | Jun 28, 2012
Genome sequence analysis confirms mobile genetic elements are a mutagenic mechanism in a variety of cancers.
Patent War for Prenatal Tests
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 28, 2012
Four companies who have developed noninvasive genetic prenatal tests are fighting over who has the patent rights to the new and revolutionary techniques.
Gene Patents Back in Court
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 19, 2012
A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.
Camel Pharmacies?
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.