Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush

Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.

Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.

breeding, genetics & genomics
Genome Collector: A Profile of Charles Rotimi
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2018
The NIH epidemiologist has worked to ensure genetic health and population genetics studies contain data from African—not just European—populations.
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
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Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
Study Challenges CRISPR Method for Making Conditional Knockout Mice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018
Researchers from 17 labs report low efficacy rates for the popular technique.
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Catherine Offord | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2018
No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 19, 2018
Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The genome of Ulva mutabilis is the first of a green seaweed to be sequenced.
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2018
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 5, 2018
Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Kerry Grens | Sep 5, 2018
Two patients who received Sangamo’s zinc finger–based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production.
Image of the Day: Ocean Wonder
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 4, 2018
Molecules similar to those produced by sea anemones are neuroprotective in a mouse cell model of Alzheimer’s disease.
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 3, 2018
The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.
CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2018
Researchers boosted levels of the dystrophin protein to nearly normal levels in a canine model of the disease.
Limited Meal Times Prevent Obesity in Mice Prone to Gaining Weight
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2018
Even in mice with a busted circadian clock and an unhealthy diet, carefully timed feeding overcomes the rodents’ predispositions for metabolic diseases.