CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended

The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.

The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.

cancer, infectious disease, ecology, biochemistry, evolution
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2018
Accusations that Nazneen Rahman bullied employees at the Institute of Cancer Research in the U.K. stretch back 12 years.
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2018
A study shows that by killing off seabirds on islands, rodents slash the flow of nutrients into the ocean.
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: Uncovered
Image of the Day: Uncovered
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 12, 2018
Researchers discover cells in the early life stage of the Schistosoma mansoni parasite that contribute to adults’ reproductive systems.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind
Ruth Williams | Jul 11, 2018
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.
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.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 5, 2018
The Merck biochemist found the compound that led to a popular cholesterol-lowering drug.