Research & Discovery

An international team has sequenced the genome of the Tibetan Plateau frog  to help elucidate tetrapod evolution and high-altitude adaptation.

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Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the hookworm genome revealed timing of gene expression throughout its parasitic lifecycle.

The group's effort looked at the development steps required for successful implementation of MRM-MS assays as well as promising technical advances.

The firm is now clinically validating a mass spec-based test for quantifying native insulin and its therapeutic analogs and another test for type 2 diabetes. 

The findings demonstrate how one type of posttranscriptional modification gives RNA-binding proteins access to previously inaccessible regions of the mRNA.

In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.