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Toggling CRISPR Activity with a Chemical Switch

By Kerry Grens | September 12, 2016

Researchers design a Cas9 enzyme that cuts DNA only in the presence of particular drug.

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Week in Review: September 5–9

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2016

Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 

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Ancestries of nearly two dozen indigenous groups in the region reveal a close link between the genetic clustering of populations and the Kalahari Desert’s ecogeography.

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Zika Update

By Bob Grant | September 7, 2016

Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding

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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2016

A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.

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Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome

By Bob Grant | August 26, 2016

A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.

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Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil

By Kerry Grens | August 8, 2016

Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.

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Access to data from thousands of genotyping customers helped scientists detect novel associations with the disorder across the genome.

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Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

By Alison F. Takemura | July 28, 2016

Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By Jef Akst | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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