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Researchers identify antibodies for two commonly used Cas9 proteins in human blood. Investors take notice.

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Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.

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CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials

By Diana Kwon | December 14, 2017

The first industry-sponsored CRISPR therapy is slated to be tested in humans in 2018.

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Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 

By The Scientist Staff | December 8, 2017

A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct. 

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Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

By Jef Akst | December 7, 2017

A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate

By Katarina Zimmer | November 17, 2017

Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.  

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Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life

By Katarina Zimmer | November 16, 2017

Mutations in both copies of SERPINE1 can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits. 

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Image of the Day: Starved Worm

By The Scientist Staff | November 14, 2017

A heat map of gene expression provides insights on the genes that help C. elegans survive severe caloric restriction.  

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Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 

By The Scientist Staff | November 10, 2017

A fruit fly ovary can contain up to 20 eggs at a time. 

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