Mapping and Cloning Genes - Goodbye to All That? A paper describing the use of whole-genome deep sequencing to pinpoint mutations in the worm C. elegans is published; in principle, this approach be applicable to any model organism whose genome has been sequenced.
A Great Warm-up Act Promoting blood vessel growth and tissue remodelling may improve outcome in patients with muscular dystrophy.
Avoiding Attack When Not Stressed A study explains the process how healthy cells express a panel of microRNAs that help avoid unwanted recognition and attack from the immune system., and suggests the same mechanism may also help tumours to go undetected.
Mediating Restraint Scientists report that a molecule called CD200R exerts a dampening effect on specific immune cells residing in the lung.