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Learning Opens the Genome

By | January 17, 2018

Researchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.

image: Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles

Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles

By | January 10, 2018

The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.

image: Child Receives Transgenic Skin

Child Receives Transgenic Skin

By | January 1, 2018

A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and resolved a dermatology debate to boot.

The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.

image: Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

By | January 1, 2018

The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.

Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

image: Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step

Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step

By | December 1, 2017

Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.

image: Infographic: Combo Method of Stem Cell Generation

Infographic: Combo Method of Stem Cell Generation

By | December 1, 2017

Simultaneous exposure to reprogramming and gene-editing plasmids efficiently produces edited pluripotent colonies.

image: Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells

Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells

By | November 29, 2017

Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.

image: Immune Checkpoint Found Lacking in Type 1 Diabetes

Immune Checkpoint Found Lacking in Type 1 Diabetes

By | November 15, 2017

Boosting levels of a the immunosuppressive protein PD-L1 in blood stem cells halts diabetes in a mouse model of the disease.

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