June 22, 2017|
An analysis of human cancer genome projects uncovers a counterintuitive loss of ribosomal gene copies.
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June 22, 2017|
June 16, 2017|
A study suggests that “chief” cells in the stomach act as reserve stem cells that are activated by tissue damage and may be the long-sought source of gastric cancer.
June 7, 2017|
A study of off-target effects that sparked fear among investors of genome-editing companies receives methodological criticisms.
May 22, 2017|
Genetically engineered "disco bacteria" sense and respond to different colors of light, creating both stunning art in the culture dish and new possibilities for synthetic biology.
May 17, 2017|
Researchers identify transcription factors and environmental conditions necessary to reprogram human and mouse cells into cells that function like hematopoietic stem cells.
May 3, 2017|
A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.
By implanting patient- or rodent-derived mini-guts into mice, scientists can rapidly create more-accurate murine models of the disease
March 26, 2017|
The results of a CRISPR-Cas9 study suggest that MELK—a protein thought to play a critical role in cancer—is not necessary for cancer cell survival.
February 16, 2017|
A new algorithm reveals hoards of preparation-induced DNA mutations in publicly available human sequences.
February 15, 2017|
The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ruled in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard retaining intellectual property rights covered by its patents for CRISPR gene-editing technology.