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Protein or Perish

By | September 1, 2016

A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.


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That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute

By | August 31, 2016

The Broad Institute and Rockefeller University disagree over which scientists should be named as inventors on certain patents involving the gene-editing technology.

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“Ultimate DISCO” uses a solvent that shrinks whole animals and preserves fluorescence for months.


Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.


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Student Alleges His Team Didn’t Earn CRISPR Patent

By | August 18, 2016

A former researcher at the Broad Institute has suggested the University of California, Berkeley, team deserves credit for inventing the gene-editing technique.

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Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas system to express three transcription-factor genes, changing the identities of mouse cells.


By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.


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Riboswitch Screen

By | August 1, 2016

A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.


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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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Life Sciences Search Engine

By | July 22, 2016

A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.


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