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March for Science: Dispatches from Berlin

By | April 22, 2017

The Scientist's Diana Kwon is in Berlin, Germany, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.

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Marching Into an Uncertain Future

By | April 20, 2017

Can professional organizations and societies parlay the groundswell of support culminating in this weekend’s March for Science into more-effective science advocacy?

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Does Farming Drive Fish Disease?

By | April 19, 2017

Intensive aquaculture favors increasingly virulent forms of certain fish-infecting parasites and pathogens, studies show.

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Adding RNA sequencing analysis to genomic sequencing helps scientists uncover mutations likely responsible for genetic disorders they might otherwise miss.

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A protein found in human umbilical cord plasma improves synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in aged mice.

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RNAi’s Future in Drug-Target Screening

By | April 17, 2017

A recent CRISPR study contradicted years of RNA interference research on a well-studied cancer drug target. But is it the last nail in the coffin for RNAi as a screening tool? 

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CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts

By | April 13, 2017

SHERLOCK combines CRISPR-Cas13a with isothermal RNA amplification to detect RNA and DNA with single-base specificity.

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CRISPR Corrects Duchenne-Causing Mutations

By | April 12, 2017

Using CRISPR-Cpf1 gene editing, researchers have fixed mutations that cause a form of muscular dystrophy in cultured human cardiomyocytes and a mouse model.

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A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.

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By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.

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