Research & Discovery

The latest research news in genetics and genomics.

An international team of researchers sequenced Dioscorea rotundata and uncovered a genomic region that appears to govern whether a plant is male or female.

The center is  developing a method to generate synthetic polymers using reengineered E. coli cells.

Researchers plan to sequence 5,000 genomes and collect health and fitness data to tease out the role of genetics in things like aerobic capacity and bone density.

Researchers found evidence of widespread hunter-gatherer populations with San-related ancestry, pastoralist replacement, and more.

The companies will offer CDI's human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived tissue cells with Nanion's ion channel drug discovery and screening platform.

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.