1. Genetics

    Groovy surface changes cells’ state

    Physical cues may be as important as chemical ones when trying to revert mature cells to stem-cell-like ones.

  2. Genetics

    Family takes on progeria in ‘Life According to Sam’

    A new documentary portrays an extraordinary search for a cure spurred by a teen with the premature aging disease.

  3. Genetics

    Male zebrafish sex tool stops fin regeneration

    Tiny, spiked structures on the pectoral fins of male zebrafish help them hold females steady while mating. However, the structures produce a protein that seems to hinder the fish’s ability to regenerate fins.

  4. Health & Medicine

    ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ portrays hunt for breast cancer genes

    Not long ago, most doctors scoffed at the idea of a “cancer gene,” as the new film shows.

  5. Genetics

    Cancer variants found in ‘neglected’ region of genome

    Mutations outside of genes associated with disease in study using data from a thousand people.

  6. Animals

    Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

    Genomes of big felines provide insight into their evolution.

  7. Genetics

    Genes for body symmetry may also control handedness

    Lefties and righties can thank same genes that put hearts on left side for hand dominance, study of thousands of people’s DNA suggests.

  8. Animals

    For sheep horns, bigger is not better

    Trade-offs between studliness and survival keep less endowed sheep in the mix.

  9. Genetics

    A glowing green thumb

    Omri Amirav-Drory wants to engineer a glow-in-the-dark garden.

  10. Genetics

    The Sports Gene

  11. Genetics

    Technique inactivates Down-causing chromosome

    Though far from a cure, the advance could eventually lead to gene therapy that alleviates some symptoms.

  12. Genetics

    Killer whales are (at least) two species

    Orca genetics highlights distinctions among groups that feed on different prey.