How Gene Shuffling And Selection Led To SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 might have emerged through the shuffling and evolutionary selection of viral genes across different species, scientists say.

Filling In The Gaps Of Asia’s Genetic Map

The early findings by the GenomeAsia 100K consortium shed light on the ancestral origins of Asia's populations and provide insight into adverse drug responses among Asians.

Unmasking Stomach Cancer

Researchers in Japan have found that a layer of cells that appears like normal stomach lining can make it difficult to spot stomach cancer.

Scientists Find Gene Set Linked To Coral Bleaching

Warmer waters induce changes in the expression of 292 genes in the symbiotic sea anemone Exaiptasia diaphana, with implications for coral bleaching.

Locating Anticancer Drugs Lodged In DNA

A team of scientists in Japan has used tiny probes and an electrical current to find the position of anticancer drug molecules that get incorporated into DNA.

Analyzing Gene Trees With Ease

Scientists in Japan have developed a web-based tool capable of inferring gene function, estimating gene trees and identifying sets of ancestral genes in minutes.

Uncovering A 400-Million-Year-Old Pheromone Sensor

A research group in Japan has discovered a pheromone-sensing gene that predates land-dwelling vertebrates.

Insights From A Gene Genius

Sir Richard J. Roberts FRS shared his thoughts on science communication, open access publishing and GMOs at a public talk co-organized by Wildtype Media Group.

Antibiotic Resistance Genes Traveling On The Wind

The air in Beijing carries the greatest diversity of antibiotic resistance genes, while San Francisco has the highest levels of airborne antibiotic resistance genes, say researchers.

Language Ability Equally Affected By Nature And Nurture

Genetic and environmental factors have an equally strong influence on a pattern of brain activity associated with language ability.