Kerry Grens

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Certain microbes express genes in a methane-production pathway, offering an explanation for puzzlingly high levels of the gas in some lakes.

Different assays lead to opposing conclusions on bacterial spores’ requirements during germination.

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Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy

By | November 29, 2016

A study of nearly 200,000 children finds no increased risk for autism among kids whose moms caught the flu or received a flu vaccine while pregnant.

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Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method

By | November 21, 2016

Even with the original authors’ vector, the NgAgo technique doesn’t work in others’ hands.

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Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy

By | November 15, 2016

The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.

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Amyloid Designed to Inactivate Cancer-Related Protein

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers build a peptide that causes a receptor to form toxic, amyloid-like clumps in cells.

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More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR

By | November 9, 2016

Researchers say they have sufficient in vitro and animal data to apply for human testing.

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Antibody Treatment Lessens Zika’s Effects in Mice

By | November 7, 2016

When given to pregnant rodents, a human antibody against a viral envelope protein reduces fetal infection, scientists show.

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Mutation vs. Mutation

By | November 3, 2016

Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.

Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.

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