Today’s Google Doodle honors Rosalind Franklin, whose work on X-ray diffraction was instrumental in determining the double helix structure of DNA. In the Doodle she’s staring at an X-ray diffraction image, […]
In a unanimous decision today, the SCOTUS struck down patents for genes by ruling against Myriad Genetics in Association for Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics. The Court, however, did leave some […]
Last week, I wrote about a pathogenic nematode that infects the roots of soybean plants and the identification of a mutation responsible for nematode resistance in the Forrest soybean cultivar. […]
When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March of 2010, many immigration advocates were disappointed that the bill left undocumented immigrants out in the cold. While the […]
More details on the genetics behind dengue-fighting GMosquitos and how Wolbachia bacteria are particularly good at “invading” insect populations.
While science hasn’t stopped the use of rhino horns in traditional medicine, the recent surge in rhino horn demand may have more to do with its use as a recreational drug and status symbol.
In an excerpt from his new book, How Music Works, David Byrne explains how mirror neurons in our brains process music. But he forgot one thing: skeptcism. Here are some of the issues with mirror neurons…
Ever wonder what science sounds like? Scientists are exploring new ways of representing data through music. Here’s a recent sampling of science, musically-sonified.
Prop37 makes the case that consumers have a right to know if their foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Voters also have a right to accurate science behind GMOs.
In a week when headlines were dominated by autism, here were my favorite reads that offered some balance and insight