Adaptive Complexity talks about a paper published this week in PNAS that lends a clue to why cancer cells can keep growing and dividing, even in an environment that lacks nutrients. Princeton's David Botstein used a model of "unnaturally" starved mutant yeast to find mutations in the TOR pathway, which is a critical stress response regulatory pathway.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.