Ruth Williams

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Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.

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Deep Pocket Exploration

By | February 1, 2017

A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.

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Infographic: Modeling Molecules’ Receptor Binding

By | February 1, 2017

A software upgrade follows ligands step-wise into their binding sites on receptors.

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Unknown Protein Structures Predicted

By | January 19, 2017

Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.

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Replication Complications

By | January 18, 2017

An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.

A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.

image: Infographic: Examining Open Chromatin

Infographic: Examining Open Chromatin

By | January 1, 2017

See how researchers visualize regions of active genes.

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Self-Editing Genetic Barcodes

By | December 14, 2016

Scientists create a CRISPR-based, self-editing cellular–barcoding system for extensive molecular recording.

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Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms

By | December 7, 2016

Increasing the expression of an RNA splicing factor mimics dietary restriction, prolonging life in nematodes. 

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Synthetic Sensors

By | December 1, 2016

Engineered circuits detect endogenous transcription factors to drive cellular outputs.

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