Yeast screens explore the therapeutic potential of chemical rescue. Anyone who’s worked in a lab knows that sinking feeling of discovering that the temperature of...


Discovery of thiabendazole target explains vascular disrupting action. Even after hundreds of millions of years of evolution, some yeast genes persist mostly intact in humans...


New Bolotie method can handle the barrage of sequencing data that posed a problem for conventional recombination algorithms. Humanity has faced many pandemics throughout history,...


Sydney Brenner famously noted that progress in genetics “depends on the interplay between new techniques, new discoveries, and new ideas, probably in that order of...


Every lab wants to produce high-quality, reproducible data. But when that data is destined for use by the whole community as part of an international...


Failure of chromosomes to segregate properly results in severe medical conditions, or even death. Yet for a long time, it was challenging to study exactly...


Ed Smith knows the power of having footsteps to follow. Six of his older brothers earned PhDs, he says, and observing their experiences helped him...


Credit: Vilcek Foundation / Ian Johns Photograph One of life’s great mysteries is how a single egg cell can contain all the information needed to...


Geneticists dig up the dirt on 300 years of succulence. When Steve Knapp started his new job at the University of California, Davis, he plunged...


After giving a talk in Seattle about chromosome pairing, Chao-ting (Ting) Wu boarded the redeye flight back to Boston and settled in to read a...