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CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression

By Jef Akst | March 10, 2016

A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.


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Zika Infects Neural Progenitors

By Ruth Williams | March 4, 2016

Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.


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Dragonfly is World-Record Flier

By Bob Grant | March 3, 2016

Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.

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Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity

By Jef Akst | March 2, 2016

Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2016

Herding Hemingway's Cats, Hair: A Human History, Restless Creatures, and The Mind Club


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Dial It Up, Dial It Down

By Kelly Rae Chi | March 1, 2016

Newer CRISPR tools for manipulating transcription will help unlock noncoding RNA’s many roles.


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Spoiler Alert

By Wudan Yan | March 1, 2016

How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity

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Sugar Time

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2016

Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.


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Things That Go Bump

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2016

Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.


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Characterizing Sleep

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.


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