Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.
The Eye of the Finch
Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.
Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.
Cell division in L-forms—bacterial variants that have no cell walls—could shed light on how primitive life forms replicated.
New oligodendrocytes in the adult mouse brain appear to remodel existing myelin sheaths, which may fine-tune the speed of nerve impulses.
The cell detains potentially harmful RNA messages in the spliceosome long enough to create interfering RNAs against the aberrant messages.
Cancer Knows No Borders
Unafraid to tackle cancer disparities across races, Olufunmilayo “Funmi” Olopade has demonstrated that genomics research can make a big impact on public health.