Month: May 2014

piggyBac jumping gene jumping around the mouse genome

Using big data to understand small data

30.05.14 Looking at patterns in vast datasets is helping researchers to pick out individual genes involved in cancer development and disregard misleading errors, explains Alistair Rust

Human breast cancer cells dividing. Credit: Dr David Becker, Wellcome Images

An unexpected discovery

29.05.14 When Susie Cooke stumbled upon a dead gene in cancer DNA, she realised that what she’d found had been theorised but had never been seen before

doi:10.1038/ncomms4540

Getting under the skin of dermatological conditions

19.05.14 Combining large-scale genetic screening with tissue screening has identified genes involved in nine severe skin abnormalities, explains Valerie Vancollie

Have Anopheles sundaicus mosquitoes divided into several different species? One way to find out is to reconstruct their evolutionary history - Credit: Wellcome Images

Is this mosquito a new species?

Have Anopheles sundaicus mosquitoes divided into several different species? One way to find out is to reconstruct their evolutionary history…

Brief encounters in mass spectrometry

06.05.14 Proteins are transformed in a fleeting but essential process called phosphorylation. Researchers are perfecting techniques to locate these potential drug targets, explains James Wright