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Tweak to N Protein Makes Delta Variant More Infectious
Using a novel lab technique, researchers identified a mutation that allows the virus to insert more genetic material into host cells.
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Tweak to N Protein Makes Delta Variant More Infectious
Tweak to N Protein Makes Delta Variant More Infectious

Using a novel lab technique, researchers identified a mutation that allows the virus to insert more genetic material into host cells.

Using a novel lab technique, researchers identified a mutation that allows the virus to insert more genetic material into host cells.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, DIEGOIOPPOLO

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Paleontologists Find Possible Dinosaur DNA
Chloe Tenn | Oct 26, 2021
A report of preserved fragments of nuclei and chromatin in a fossilized femur of a 125-million-year-old Caudipteryx dinosaur elicits skepticism.
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Hagfish Slime Cells Tailored to Deter Predation
Chloe Tenn | Sep 28, 2021
The Scientist spoke with Chapman University’s Yu Zeng about his lab’s finding that the slime-producing cells of the slippery marine fish vary with the creature’s size, which may be an adaptation to thwart different predators.
Sample Preparation with Single Cell Multiomics: Simultaneous Epigenomic and Transcriptomic Profiling from the Same Cell
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 30, 2020
In this webinar brought to you by 10x Genomics, experts will discuss how to successfully prepare nuclei suspensions for Single Cell Multiome ATAC + Gene Expression experiments.
Stress-Induced Chromosome Changes Protect Flies’ Aging Brains
Lisa Winter | Dec 1, 2020
Brain cells in older Drosophila tend to have more than two complete sets of chromosomes, and that polyploidy most likely has a protective function, a study shows.
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Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
Getting Started with Single Cell Multiomics: Simultaneous Epigenomic and Transcriptomic Profiling from the Same Cell
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 15, 2020
In this webinar brought to you by 10x Genomics, experts will discuss tips for running Chromium Single Cell Multiome ATAC + Gene Expression experiments in your lab.
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2020
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
Glycans May Bind to RNA, Initial Findings Suggest
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
This is the first time sugars have been found connected to RNA molecules, suggesting a new role for RNA.
Combating COVID-19 with Cell-Free Expression
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 19, 2020
Scientists rely on synthetic biology and cell-free expression systems for developing novel approaches to combat the pandemic.
Infographic: Effects of Satellite DNA–Binding Proteins
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
The linkers gather chromosomes together into chromocenters.
Next Generation: Sneaking into a Cell
Megan Scudellari | Jan 18, 2012
A nanoscale device measures electrical signals inside cells without causing damage.