This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley reported on an ancient genetic variation that enables Tibetans to survive at high altitudes. The low oxygen levels on the Tibetan plateau make it inhospitable to most humans except those indigenous people. Previous studies have identified a hypoxia pathway gene called EPAS1 as being key to Tibetans' ability to live in this environment.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.