Using genome sequences from two woolly mammoths and three Asian elephants, researchers narrowed in on derived alleles with potential roles in woolly mammoth traits and adaptations.
The method combines post-translational modification data and 3D protein structure data to identify known and novel biologically significant hotspots.
Named Helios, the new platform allows for better sampling efficiency and larger sample volumes as well as improved sensitivity and mulitplexing.
A later change in the protease gene likely enabled the bacterium to cause the invasive infection of bubonic plague.
Researchers detected a truncating mutation in the carboxypeptidase E gene in members of a Sudanese family affected by extreme obesity, glucose metabolism problems, and other symptoms.
In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.
A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.
A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.
The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.
This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.