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Optogenetics Meets CRISPR

By | June 15, 2015

Researchers in Japan have developed a photoactivatable Cas9 nuclease to control CRISPR-based gene editing with the flip of a switch.


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TS Live: Genetic Time Machine

By | June 12, 2015

Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur


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Synthetic Biology Entrepreneur Dies

By | June 11, 2015

Austen Heinz, who founded Cambrian Genomics to custom print DNA and had grand ideas about designing organisms, has passed away at age 31.


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MERS Sequence Analysis

By | June 11, 2015

The strain of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus currently circulating in South Korea is highly similar to the one in the pathogen’s namesake region.


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Disease-Causing Mutations in Healthy People

By | June 8, 2015

A large-scale genome sequencing effort identifies mutations with disease-causing potential at higher rates than expected.


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Mosaic Mutations May Not Be Rare

By | June 5, 2015

Somatic mosaicism may be responsible for a larger proportion of genomic variability within humans than previously thought.


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The Roots of Schizophrenia

By | June 4, 2015

Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.


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Brain Drain

By | June 1, 2015

The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.


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New Immunity

By | June 1, 2015

A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.


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New Legs to Stand On

By | June 1, 2015

Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA


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