A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

bioethics, microbiology, genetics & genomics
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Jan 15, 2019
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally most effective against tumors with more genetic mutations, according to a new study, although the relationship isn’t true for all cancers.
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Jan 15, 2019
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2019
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 BillionEli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Ashley Yeager | Jan 8, 2019
Loxo focuses on cancer treatments based on tumor genetics, which will contribute to Lilly’s push in the cancer drug space.
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2019
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.
Babies’ Genomes Identify Risks Overlooked by Newborn Screens
Babies’ Genomes Identify Risks Overlooked by Newborn Screens
Abby Olena | Jan 3, 2019
A trial called BabySeq, in which researchers performed genomic sequencing on 159 newborns, identified children susceptible to diseases that regular screening doesn’t look for.
<em>Genesis 2.0</em> Is a Beautifully Shot, Cautionary Tale About Biotechnology
Genesis 2.0 Is a Beautifully Shot, Cautionary Tale About Biotechnology
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2019
The documentary weaves together a hunt for mammoth tusks in the Arctic with scenes from the front lines of synthetic biology.
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Transposon mutagenesis give scientists a rare look at the most important interactions within microbial communities.