Monthly Archives: April 2011

Popular books about sex differences

The topic of the differences in male and female’s brains and behaviour has triggered a succession of popular books over the last decade which has helped advance study into the area of human brain differences in relation to sex and gender. In a book review, published today in Biology of Sex Differences, authors Margaret  McCarthy… Read more »


Assembling vertebrate genomes from short reads

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has heralded a new era in genomics, as the output of sequence data is now readily available for a cost that is five orders of magnitude cheaper than when the first human genome sequence was released. But one limitation of the data produced by the new sequencing technologies is that they… Read more »