Despite its reputation as an innocent essential mineral, excessive iron intake can be poisonous, and maintaining the proper amount within our cells requires a molecular...


Check out the June issue of G3! Investigations Sdt97: A Point Mutation in the 5' Untranslated Region Confers Semidwarfism in Rice Jiping Tong, Zhengshu Han,...


We biologists can be a credit-hungry lot. Getting a paper into press that shows we were first to make a discovery best satisfies our appetite...


Massive amplification of genes is a desperate strategy taken by stressed populations adapting to an environment that has become inhospitable. Such amplifications can give an...


Sometimes, great advances in science come from combining the old with the new. Genomic selection is one such case; in 2001, Meuwissen, Hayes, and Goddard...


While the textbook enhancer is often depicted just upstream of a gene, many enhancers  influence transcription from afar—some can activate genes a million base pairs...


Check out the the May issue of GENETICS by looking at the highlights or the full table of contents! This Month's Centennial Articles Eric Lander and David Botstein on...


The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research reported in the journal GENETICS identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex...