A Good Surprise

Toronto's The Star speaks with Shinya Yamanaka who recently received the 2009 Canada Gairdner Award for his work on induced pluripotent stem cells. In it, Yamanaka recounts how surprised they were when their method worked. "We thought it would be much more difficult. But as it turns out, all we need are four factors," he says. Yamanaka will also be collaborating with University of Toronto researchers on iPS work.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.