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Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators

By | August 1, 2016

Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.


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A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins

By | July 1, 2016

The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.


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Sensors for All

By | May 1, 2016

A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes


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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By | February 1, 2016

Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.


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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.


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Mimicking Mussels

By | April 1, 2013

Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.

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Milling Magic

By | August 1, 2012

Ion beams carve slices in frozen cells, giving biologists an interior view.

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Bubble Vision

By | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.


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A Brighter Beacon

By | April 1, 2012

A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.


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Switching the Bait

By | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers


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