Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease

The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.

The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.

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Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
Emily Makowski | Nov 4, 2019
A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite.
Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Ashley Yeager | Feb 23, 2018
Dampening the immune response to stay up in the air may have helped bats become tolerant to viral infections.
Genes’ Composition Guides More-Optimal Diets
Genes’ Composition Guides More-Optimal Diets
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2017
Fruit flies and mice grow better and eat less when the amino acid balance of their food reflects that coded by their exomes.
Metabolic Reprogramming
Metabolic Reprogramming
Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016
How cancer cells fuel their rapid growth
A Different Way of Doing Things
A Different Way of Doing Things
Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016
Cancer cells exhibit altered metabolic processes that may serve as promising targets for new therapies.
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Karen Zusi | Nov 5, 2015
The amino acids left behind in a human fingerprint can be used to determine whether an individual is male or female.
Early Code
Early Code
Jef Akst | Jun 3, 2015
New research points to key properties of transfer RNA molecules and amino acids that may have supported the origin of life on Earth.
On the Origins of Life
On the Origins of Life
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2015
A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.
Augmenting the Genetic Alphabet
Augmenting the Genetic Alphabet
Kate Yandell | May 7, 2014
For the first time, synthetic DNA base pairs are replicated within living bacteria.