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December 20, 2002 (Special Issue - The Lighter Side of Genomics)
Hot Topics of the Lighter Side (front)
Hot Topics of the Lighter Side
December 6, 2002 (GNN's Review of 2002)
Year of the Gene Chip
Year of the Gene Chip (front)
Hot topics
December 4, 2002 (Special Feature)
Mouse in the House:
Scientists compare mouse and human genomes
November 22, 2002
Who is that doggy in the window?
Scientists trace the origin of dogs
Baboon genome points to cholesterol genes in humans
Quitting may be tougher for smokers with “craving” gene
Gene chips reveal changes in the hearts of gym rats
Sore throat or toxic shock: It’s in your genes
Mutation is genetic armor against malaria
In Boston Harbor, microbes clean up
Gene that keeps nerve endings from ‘blossoming’ linked to schizophrenia
Good food, good health
Picture Books with Punch
Enjoy Your Cells, Germ Zappers, Have a Nice DNA, and Gene Machines
By Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph
November 8, 2002
DNA Vaccine Starves Tumors in Mice
Infant mortality: New clues from the sequenced Shigella genome
Helping microbes battle pollutants
Congenital heart disease may be inherited after all
Female impersonators of the insect world
A town weighs in for obesity researchers
Human cells inspire mini-robot makers
Scientists pinpoint susceptibility gene for lupus
RNA Stair at the National Academies
October 25, 2002
What Makes a Stem Cell a Stem Cell?
Fighting Cavities:
Bacterium that causes tooth decay, S. mutans, is sequenced
Genetic mutation explains ‘beautiful buttocks’ in sheep
Global network of personal computers simulates protein folding
The onion’s tearful enzyme
A novel strategy for tackling alcoholism
A protein that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth
Friendly tenants in the human gut: The genome of B. longum
Pumpkin patch
Engineering Ourselves:
Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future By Gregory Stock
October 11, 2002
Cleaning Up Arsenic:
Scientists modify plants to remove environmental toxins
Revelations about the mouse genome
Microbe that breaks down metals, S. oneidensis, is sequenced
Japanese extremophile, O. iheyensis, from the deep sea
Radioactive sand causes mutations in human DNA
More evidence of genomic problems in cloned mice
Fluorescent flicks: Movies capture proteins in action
Fruit flavor, loblolly pines, and cotton win genomics funding
A Nobel worm
October 3, 2002 (Special Feature)
The Parasite and the Mosquito:
Malaria's deadly partners are sequenced
A milestone for genomics
September 27, 2002
Cloned Mice Have Genomic Flaws:
New findings have profound implications for reproductive cloning in humans
A gene for curvaceous cuisine
Large-scale genetic changes drive breast cancer
Potential bioweapon, Brucella suis, is sequenced
Anti-cancer trigger revealed in broccoli
New strains of fruit and nut pathogen yield their genomes
Of maize and money: New funding for initial sequencing of the maize genome
DNA protected art by Pro Hart
It's a Small World:
Mapping Human History by Steve Olson
September 13, 2002
To Make a Vaccine, First Sequence a Genome:
The fight against group B strep starts with its genome sequence
Wigglesworthia wiggles into the world of sequenced genomes
Sex drive and aggression linked to pheromone receptor genes in mice
Fighting blast disease: Rice pathogen sequenced
Breast cancer susceptibility genes: Overstating the risk?
The dog, the cow, and a hairy protozoan
Breast cancer gene repairs damaged DNA
Nature's favorite numbers
August 30, 2002
Putting their best paw forward:
Scientists make the case for sequencing the dog genome
Scientists map unstable region of chromosome 11 linked to tumors
Gene variant linked to arrhythmia in African Americans
Without oxygen, microbes make a living off methane in Black Sea
Inside human cells, HIV often resides in active genes
African frog jumps ahead: Xenopus tropicalis to be sequence
Studies of stickleback and yeast win new US government funding
“Abstractions on Biotechnology” by Hunter O’Reilly
Genes Don't Act Alone:
The Dependent Gene by David S. Moore
August 16, 2002 (Special Edition)
A Quick Guide to Sequenced Genomes
Viral protein stops anthrax in its tracks
Double trouble: Real duplications in the human genome
Bright light behind the knees is just bright light behind the knees
New funding bolsters “Genomes to Life”
Defective protein explains different forms of muscular dystrophy
makes caterpillars floppy gene kills insects
Fight against malaria grows more complicated
Reinterpreting Biotechnology: “Digital Art” by Hunter O’Reilly
August 2, 2002
Switched On
‘FISH & Chips’ takes scientists inside cells to see genes at work
Helping hamster hearts with a therapeutic gene
Persistent stomach bug H. pylori uses sugar to trick immune system
Gene linked to mental retardation and cognitive function
Pufferfish genome reveals nearly a thousand potentially new human genes
Risk index: Fifty genes that matter in lung cancer
Delivering genes
Transgenic Light at Stanford University
The Future of Medicine:
The Terrible Gift by Rick J. Carlson and Gary Stimeling
July 19, 2002
Genome@home:
Mass-computing effort brings public into genome fold
For the first time, scientists create a virus using only its genome sequence
In yeast, tackling the problem of too many unknown genes
New protein targets for fighting stomach bacterium H. pylori
Scientists use gene silencing to block hepatitis C virus in mice
Scientists shut down genes in poliovirus and HIV in cell cultures
Light-harvesting bacterium C. tepidum is sequenced
First of six chromosomes sequenced in Dictyostelium discoideum
‘Dicty’ blasts into space
Stairway to knowledge: Portrait of a DNA Sequence by Roger Berry
July 5, 2002
The World’s Toughest Bacterium:
Deinococcus radiodurans may be a tool for cleaning up toxic waste and more
Genetic link to drug-related weight gain
Imaging technique reveals tumors in mice
Inside insects, life is unchanged for 50 million years
Genetic mutation determines type of Salmonella infection
Exploring the bovine genome
Bacteria use the same genes to fight fungi and humans
Environmental microbes
Chemical messengers
Clan Mothers and Ancient Travelers
The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
June 21, 2002
Silencing Genes in HIV:
One of nature’s oldest tricks thwarts the AIDS virus in cell cultures
Sex in the reef: How to tell coral species apart
Lymphochip predicts success of chemotherapy in cancer patients
Icelandic gene map benefits the world
Cancer Genome Project identifies skin cancer gene
Resistant bacterium modifies its genome to cause infection
Breast cancer gene linked to rare childhood anemia
Coral reefs under threat
Gems of life: DNA jewelry
June 7, 2002
Fighting Bacteria With Inside Information:
Scientists discover a protein that keeps lethal biofilms from growing
Modified tomatoes have longer vine lives and higher nutritional value
Cholera bacteria are more infectious after trip through human body
Sequencing priorities: Chickens and chimps get a boost
A major risk factor for severe obesity in women
Using gene chips to predict relapse in lung cancer
A new mouse for studying baldness and how wounds heal
Throwing a wrench in public works
Colorful insights into the retina
Respecting the Village Dog
Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior & Evolution
May 31, 2002 (special feature)
Humans and Mice Together at Last:
Scientists compare mouse chromosome 16 to the human genome
May 24, 2002
Awake All Night:
Scientists use sleep deprivation in flies to study the function of sleep
New amino acid discovered in Methanosarcina barkeri
Similar patterns of genetic variation present in diverse populations
In the laboratory, fighting malaria with transgenic mosquitoes
RNA study finds activity in 'silent' regions of human genome
Two Xanthomonas bacteria that damage crops are sequenced
Novel screen for antibiotics uses bacteria near death
From a hot spring in China, T. tengcongensis is sequenced
Sleepless in the laboratory
Culture in Mendel's Garden by Ellen K. Levy
Spider-Man: Spidey science gets a genetic makeover
May 9, 2002
Florida Anthrax Bacterium Sequenced:
Sequencing two ‘Ames’ isolates reveals four SNPs and new genomic markers
New method for screening potential anthrax drugs
Dogs and humans share gene mutations for eye disease retinitis pigmentosa
Gene chips generate therapeutic targets for multiple sclerosis
Medicinal microbe Streptomyces coelicolor is sequenced
Discovery of undersea creature leads to new archaeal phylum
New family of chloride ion channels discovered
Expression of foraging gene associated with changes in bee behavior
Anthrax around the world
Nanoarchaeota: New life under the sea
Mouse genome sequenced (yet again)
April 26, 2002
What Gene Chips Can Do:
Can doctors use DNA microarrays to diagnose leukemias in children?
Metal-eating microbe Geobacter metallireducens swims
Solving the genetics of a complex disorder
Key player in global warming: M. acetivorans is sequenced
US strep outbreak involves drug-resistant bacteria
Aggression studies reveal the existence of ant supercolonies
Gut reactions: Sequencing ruminal bacteria
Tracking the production of multiple proteins from one gene
Metal-eating bacteria
Rhythm of Life by John Robinson
April 12, 2002
The Other Human Genome:
Mitochondria are the focus of new research on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes
Modified cloning strategy succeeds with rabbits
Gene chips detect differences in human and chimpanzee brains
Two new anti-herpes drugs tested
Moth DNA sequenced for potential insecticide targets
New money for Canadian genomics research
The genome of the hyperthermophile Methanopyrus kandleri
Tracking the origins of modern humans
Remnants of an algae's distant past
Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
By Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg and William Broad
April 5, 2002 (special feature)
Two Groups Sequence Rice:
Combining draft sequences may accelerate completion of finished genome
Crop genomics
March 29, 2002
Rheumatic Fever Bacterium Sequenced:
DNA evidence links two epidemics in Utah twelve years apart
Super fibers: Spinning spider webs without spiders
Potential cholera vaccine for travelers passes safety test
Brussels to fund large-scale genomic and proteomic projects
Integrated map of the maize genome released
Optimal drug dose for treating narcolepsy depends on one gene
Scientists sequence oral pathogen Fusobacterium nucleatum
Gene variants linked to inherited forms of hypertension
Rheumatic fever
Transgenic bunny by Eduardo Kac
March 15, 2002
The New Brain Scans:
Scientists generate images of gene expression in the Alzheimer's brain
Canine Epilepsy Project seeks dog DNA via the Web
Targeting p53: New compound may help suppress tumors
Scientists find normal rate of mutations in colon cancer cells
Scientists sequence Strawberry mottle virus
Progress on potential vaccine against West Nile virus
Leaf-eating monkey shows gene theory in action
Scientists identify gene that regulates architecture of plant cells
Profiling Alzheimer's disease
Genes and plant architecture
Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome
By Nancy C. Andreasen
March 1, 2002
Marine Microbes:
Genomic tools reveal unexpected diversity of ocean life
Expression profiling reveals genes involved in psoriasis
Schizosaccharomyces pombe: Second yeast genome sequenced
The first genome sequenced by a graduate student
A new generation of protein nanoarrays
Modifying the shapes of cells to influence function
Scientists pinpoint gene linked to fat in cow's milk
High pressure: Bacteria survive inside diamond anvil
Mapping traits in farm animals
Coffee cups and DNA
February 15, 2002
Scents and Pheromones:
Mice have a thousand genes for detecting a world of odors
‘Cc’ The first cloned kitten
Modified proteins from an expanded genetic code
Comparative study reveals genes related to cholera pandemic
Tree genome sequence in eighteen months
Sardinia attracts scientists to study aging
Bacteria produce fibers similar to those in Alzheimer's disease
Scientists identify cause of childhood kidney disease
Marine algae: Coccolithophores
Plankton blooms in the ocean
February 1, 2002
The First Sequenced Extremophile:
What scientists have learned from the M. jannaschii genome
Structure of the third deadly anthrax protein
Mapping the Williams syndrome region in humans and mice
Scientists sequence the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum
New award named for Rosalind Franklin
Using the human genome sequence to discover unknown pathogens
Methane-producing microbes dominate in hot spring
Whole-genome survey leads to a new classification of leukemia
Biology of an extremophile
Images of extremophiles
The Cobra Event: By Richard Preston
January 18, 2002
Yeast Proteomics:
Mapping protein interactions and complexes on a genomic scale
Strings of pearls: The genome sequence of Anabaena
Estonian Genome Project moves forward with funding
Flies and mosquitoes: A comparative analysis of distant relatives
Mammalian genomes are mutating at similar rates, study finds
The genome sequence of the flesh-eating Clostridium perfringens
Female crickets avoid costs of inbreeding by mating with multiple males
A sequenced hyperthermophile: Pyrobaculum aerophilum
Proteomics and human medicine
geneculture by Suzanne Anker
January 4, 2002
Life on the Inside:
Surveying the diversity of H. pylori genomes in one man’s stomach
Mapping similarities between humans and chimpanzees
Discovering DNA repair genes in C. elegans
Overlooked: 137 new yeast genes revealed
Comparing three species to identify mechanisms of imprinting
Sequencing Brucella melitensis, an obscure candidate for biological warfare
A genetic map of the three-spined stickleback
Making predictions about cancer outcomes
Ice plants under stress
Crystalline ice plants
As the Future Catches You:
How genomics & other forces are changing your life, work, health & wealth

By Juan Enriquez