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Mice Gene-Edited While Still in the Womb
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019
CRISPR reagents injected into the amniotic fluid inactivated a gene in the fetuses that would normally cause lung disease and kill the mice a few hours after birth.
Universities Crack Down on Love in the Lab
David Adam | Apr 19, 2019
In a controversial first, Princeton University bans relationships between faculty and grad students campus-wide.
Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Emma Yasinski | Apr 19, 2019
Mouse fathers whose sperm lacks the gene
pass down altered methylation patterns to male offspring, along with a better chance of developing tumors and dying.
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Jef Akst | Apr 19, 2019
The fabella disappeared from our lineage millions of years ago, but over the last century, its presence in people’s knees has become more common.
Genetic Risk Score Developed for Obesity
Kerry Grens | Apr 18, 2019
The tool weighs millions of variants to determine how susceptible a person is to becoming obese.
Base Editors Cause Off-Target Mutations in RNA
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2019
A new study indicates that the modified CRISPR-Cas9 technology will need to be further refined before it can safely be used for research and therapeutic applications.
Q&A: What to Know About the Drug-Resistant Fungus,
Emma Yasinski | Apr 18, 2019
Fungal researcher Christina Cuomo discusses the spread of infections plaguing hospitals across the world.
Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 17, 2019
Researchers develop a system to deliver synthetic blood to isolated brains hours after death.
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2019
Researchers report they’ve found a way to restore immune function in infants with one form of “bubble boy disease.”
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2019
Researchers want to avoid a situation from last week in which a professor, banned from his university for substantiated sexual misconduct claims, showed up at the Society for American Archaeology conference.