Nick Bascom

All Stories by Nick Bascom

  1. Life

    Biomarker for Huntington’s disease identified

    A gene called H2AFY may provide scientists with a way to measure the condition’s progression and whether a treatment is having a biological effect.

  2. Life

    Food makes male flies frisky

    Courtship behavior in a classic lab insect is driven by the aroma of dinner.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Nose divides sweet from foul

    The way scent-detection machinery is laid out suggests that people are born with some innate olfactory preferences.