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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2016

Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.

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Practical Proteomes

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2016

Cell type–specific proteomic analyses are now possible from paraffin-embedded tissues.

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Single-Cell Suck-and-Spray

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2015

A nanoscopic needle and a mass spectrometer reveal the contents of individual cells.

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Bile Benefits

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2015

Diverting the bile duct around a long stretch of the small intestine could treat obesity without cutting out chunks of the digestive tract.

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Holding Neurons Steady

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.

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Inner Ear Cartography

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2015

Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.

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Gene Expression in a Drop

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2015

Tens of thousands of individual cells can have their transcriptomes analyzed simultaneously thanks to two new techniques.

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How to Make a New Species

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.

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RNA Stucturomics

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2015

A new high-throughput, transcriptome-wide assay determines RNA structures in vivo.

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Bursting Cancer’s Bubble

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2015

Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.

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