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With the arrival of a new class of single-nucleotide editors, researchers can target the most common type of pathogenic SNP in humans.

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RNA Editing Possible with CRISPR-Cas13

By | October 25, 2017

Scientists extend the capabilities of the CRISPR-Cas system to include precise manipulations of RNA sequences in human cells.

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The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

By | October 24, 2017

Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.

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Opinion: Share Your Data

By , , and | October 24, 2017

Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.

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Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets

By | October 23, 2017

Reactions that generate fundamental components of the cell run smoothly in microdroplets, study shows.

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Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified

By | October 23, 2017

Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.

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Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping

By | October 19, 2017

New evidence suggests e-cigarettes are not without risks to human health, but can be useful in getting people to kick their smoking habit.

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Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in Insects

By | October 18, 2017

A 27-year-long study finds insect biomass has declined by about 75 percent. 

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Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia

By | October 18, 2017

People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.

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These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.

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