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Smallest Cas9 Ortholog Reported

By | February 23, 2017

Researchers demonstrate the delivery of AAV-packaged CRISPR-CjCas9 into the muscles and eyes of mice.

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Reprogramming Hair Cells

By | February 22, 2017

Researchers isolate stem cells from the mouse cochlea and convert them into auditory hair cells, potentially paving the way for therapies to treat hearing loss.

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Drones Covertly Record Songbirds

By | February 22, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles provide ornithologists with a new way to gather birdsong data. 

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NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

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ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

By | February 21, 2017

Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.

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Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?

By | February 21, 2017

Harvard geneticist George Church says that he will likely be able to create a hybrid wooly mammoth-elephant embryo in the near future.

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Speaking of Science Policy

By | February 21, 2017

Notable quotes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting

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Week in Review: February 13–17

By | February 17, 2017

CRISPR patent decision; DNA database errors; science marches around the globe; more

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Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.

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An analysis of 130 studies reveals that the threat of global warming to wildlife has been underreported. 

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