The currently prevailing
theory of a transmissible cancer cell lineage in Tasmanian devils was based on
the discovery of apparently identical chromosomal aberrations in facial tumors
of several ...
Kyndt, T., Quispe, D., Zhai, H., Jarret, R., Ghislain, M., Liu, Q., … Kreuze, J. F. (2015). The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed...
Cancer research is one of the most dominant
fields within the biomedical industry. Trillions have been spent on it,
millions or patients and researcher have participated in its research, and
We were confused and perplexed. Our team in the laboratory of Pamela Ronald at the University of California, Davis could not reproduce previously published results. Instead of building on the repor...
Mendelian randomisation is a technique which, fuelled by the results of GWA studies, can be used to determine causal relationships between intermediate phenotypes such as metabolite levels and outc...
- Kamran Sheikh
- Ali Al-Ghusein
Anyone who's spent
any length of time in the tropics comes to develop an intimate relationship
with Aedes aegypti, the domestic mosquito. Although everyone at some
point has felt the red-raised itc...
- Diego Pereira
- Jasmine Tinker
Sex has long been an intriguing topic for biologists.
Traditional sexual reproduction requires a large amount of energy and even more
energy when we consider the time to find a right partner. That ...
It is often said that polygenic traits are based on tons of causal variants each of which has a very small effect size. What is less often discussed is the distribution of these effect sizes, altho...
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I review recent findings in human behavioral genetics and their implications for selective breeding and estimation of ...
Correspondence re: Sandler, O.,
S. P. Mizrahi, N. Weiss, O. Agam, I. Simon, and N. Q. Balaban. 2015.
"Lineage correlations of single cell division time as a probe of
cell-cycle dynamics." Nature no...
Avoid having to retract your genomics analysis.
Biology is a data-science
The dramatic plunge in DNA sequencing costs means that a single MSc or PhD student can now generate data that would have co...
“Microbiome” is such a hot term these days. And one key question many ask is “what does it mean?” A related question is – “where did the term come from?” I tried to tackle this many years ago on ...