From fish tank to bedside

February 28, 2018

Yeast and zebrafish are among the lab organisms being recruited to the search for rare disease cures. Rare diseases are not so rare. About 300...


The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Steven Farber and Jamie Shuda are the recipients of the 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones...


The prolonged and severe seizures suffered by those with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE) can lead to brain dysfunction and death if not treated. Standard antiepileptic drugs...


Model Organism Databases (MODs) and the Gene Ontology Consortium play a crucial “behind-the-scenes” role in the work of model organism geneticists and many other biomedical...


  The first plenary talk at the fast approaching Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) will be given by Leonard Zon.  His talk is certain to provide...


  A radio ad for the seafood restaurant chain Legal Sea Foods highlights the importance of zebrafish. The restaurant's CEO, Roger Berkowitz, calls the zebrafish...


Since the 17th century, the tiny medaka fish that dart through rice paddies in Japan have been bred as living ornaments. Though in the wild...


Laboratory zebrafish hide a dirty little secret. Although the tiny fish have proven to be a vital model of vertebrate development and disease genetics, zebrafish...


In this month’s editorial, the Editors of GENETICS invite submissions of human genetics research articles. To kick off the journal’s call for papers, the October issue...


Zebrafish develop fast. They are conveniently small. Their embryos are stunningly transparent. But despite their many powerful advantages as a genetic model, they have a...