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The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet
The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet
Abby Olena | Dec 6, 2017
Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.
Clinical Trial Reporting for Pharma-Sponsored Trials Shows Improvement
Clinical Trial Reporting for Pharma-Sponsored Trials Shows Improvement
Diana Kwon | Dec 4, 2017
The Good Pharma Scorecard finds some big pharmaceutical companies are meeting legal standards for disclosing results—but many studies still go unreported.
Partial Reprogramming Offers a Way to Generate High Volumes of Progenitor-Like Cells
Partial Reprogramming Offers a Way to Generate High Volumes of Progenitor-Like Cells
Abby Olena | Nov 30, 2017
Activating genes for reprogramming factors for a short time transforms large numbers of differentiated cells into multipotent forms that could be useful for cell-based therapies.
Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells
Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells
Ruth Williams | Nov 29, 2017
Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.
Immune Checkpoint Found Lacking in Type 1 Diabetes
Immune Checkpoint Found Lacking in Type 1 Diabetes
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2017
Boosting levels of a the immunosuppressive protein PD-L1 in blood stem cells halts diabetes in a mouse model of the disease.
Researchers Build a Cancer Immunotherapy Without Immune Cells
Researchers Build a Cancer Immunotherapy Without Immune Cells
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2017
A team has engineered two stem cell lines into “synthetic T cells” that destroy breast cancer cells in vitro. 
Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body
Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2017
A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and has resolved a dermatology debate to boot.
Hormone Loss Prevents Obesity and Diabetes in Mice
Hormone Loss Prevents Obesity and Diabetes in Mice
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2017
Asprosin—involved in a rare disease called neonatal progeroid syndrome—targets neurons to stimulate appetite, and blocking the hormone wards off weight gain in rodents.
The Genetic Strategies of Dealing with High Altitude
The Genetic Strategies of Dealing with High Altitude
Abby Olena | Nov 2, 2017
Andean highlander genomes possess cardiovascular-related variants, while populations from other regions evolved different solutions to manage the lack of oxygen.
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2017
In people with epilepsy, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) does not affect memory-related brainwaves as widely claimed, researchers report.