epigenetics

Breaking Genomic Bottlenecks

November 2, 2010

In its 13-year history, the National Human Genome Research Institute has had three directors. The first was James D. Watson, who had the small résumé advantage of being the co-discoverer of DNA. Watson was replaced by Francis Collins, who merely [Read more]

A Thread in the Genetic Zipper

June 15, 2010

In the first part of his “The Genome at 10” series on Sunday, Nicholas Wade of the New York Times wrote about frustration in the wake of the Human Genome Project. Despite optimistic promises at its unveiling in 2000, scientists [Read more]

Shaping a Stem Cell’s Future

March 23, 2010

Stem cells are a little like teenagers, full of potential but not sure what they’re going to be when they grow up. It’s that uncertain destiny that makes stem cells so exciting to scientists and physicians, who hope to someday use them [Read more]