CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos

Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.

Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.

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Image of the Day: Impaired Meiosis
Image of the Day: Impaired Meiosis
Amy Schleunes | Feb 7, 2020
A phthalate commonly found in shampoos, cosmetics, and cleaning products disrupts reproduction in worms.
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Emily Makowski | Jan 14, 2020
The DNA-protein complex has branches that fold back on themselves.
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Integrating a specialized histone into large segments of transgenic DNA enables centromere formation.
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Recruiting an epigenetic instigator of centromere formation into large segments of cloned DNA facilitates their transformation into artificial chromosomes.
Unbalanced Chromosomal Inheritance More Common than Thought
Unbalanced Chromosomal Inheritance More Common than Thought
Jef Akst | Oct 11, 2019
A genomic analysis from 23andMe suggests that people inherit two copies of a chromosome from only one parent nearly twice as often as researchers had realized.
Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses.
How Chromosomes X and Y Got Their Names, 1891
How Chromosomes X and Y Got Their Names, 1891
Joseph Keierleber | Feb 28, 2019
A quirk of nomenclature originates in the study of insect cells.
Infographic: Effects of Satellite DNA–Binding Proteins
Infographic: Effects of Satellite DNA–Binding Proteins
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 30, 2018
The linkers gather chromosomes together into chromocenters.
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 30, 2018
Without certain DNA-binding proteins, chromosomes can escape the cell nucleus.