zoonotic diseases, culture, genetics & genomics
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2016
Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.
Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split
Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split
Kerry Grens | Mar 14, 2016
Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.
CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression
CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2016
A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.
Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia
Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2016
Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2016
Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Herding Hemingway's Cats, Hair: A Human History, Restless Creatures, and The Mind Club
In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams
David Gelernter | Mar 1, 2016
Understanding the sleeping brain may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the human mind.
Dial It Up, Dial It Down
Dial It Up, Dial It Down
Kelly Rae Chi | Mar 1, 2016
Newer CRISPR tools for manipulating transcription will help unlock noncoding RNA’s many roles.
Spoiler Alert
Spoiler Alert
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2016
March 2016's selection of notable quotes