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Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice.
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind

Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice.

Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice.

cancer, genetics & genomics, neuroscience, microbiology
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 11, 2018
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2018
The results could lead to a treatment to lower cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
CRISPR Gene Drive Used to Alter Mouse Coat Color
Shawna Williams | Jul 9, 2018
It’s the first demonstration of the technology in mammals.
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2018
The goal is to expedite the time it takes to bring families together, but immigration advocates say the tests raise concerns about how the government will use the data.
Natural Killer Cells Prove Effective as a CAR Therapy in Mice
Natural Killer Cells Prove Effective as a CAR Therapy in Mice
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 6, 2018
Stem-cell–derived natural killer cells engineered in a similar way to CAR-T cells may pave the way to “off the shelf” cancer therapies that aren’t patient-specific.
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 5, 2018
By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.
Brain Stimulation Reduces Feelings of Aggression
Brain Stimulation Reduces Feelings of Aggression
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 3, 2018
Researchers propose that the method could be used to rein in violence.
Image of the Day: Koala Code
Image of the Day: Koala Code
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 3, 2018
Scientists have sequenced the koala’s genome.