Ruth Williams

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Targeting RNA-Binding Proteins

By | July 1, 2016

An RNA-binding protein fused with the catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme makes for easier identification of the binding protein's target—a boon for studying gene expression and cellular functions in small amounts of material.

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Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding

By | June 29, 2016

An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  

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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.

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Finding Mislabeled Noncoding RNAs

By | June 1, 2016

Researchers scour the genome for micropeptides encoded within RNAs presumed to function in a noncoding capacity.

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Gut Bacteria Vectors

By | June 1, 2016

Researchers mix bacteria genetically engineered to express double-stranded RNA into insect food.

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Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding

By | June 1, 2016

Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.

image: Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi

Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi

By | June 1, 2016

Lacing insect food with microbes encoding double-stranded RNAs can suppress insect gene expression.

image: Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

By | May 26, 2016

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.

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