2019 Top 10 Innovations
2019 Top 10 Innovations
From a mass photometer to improved breath biopsy probes, these new products are poised for scientific success.
2019 Top 10 Innovations
2019 Top 10 Innovations

From a mass photometer to improved breath biopsy probes, these new products are poised for scientific success.

From a mass photometer to improved breath biopsy probes, these new products are poised for scientific success.

CRISPR
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
DNA-responsive polymer gels used for releasing drugs, encapsulating cells, and much more now have greater adaptability thanks to the Cas12a nuclease.
Infographic: Sequence-Directed Gel Degradation
Infographic: Sequence-Directed Gel Degradation
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A novel system for customizable DNA-hydrogel manipulations
Early Results Are Positive for Experimental CRISPR Therapies
Early Results Are Positive for Experimental CRISPR Therapies
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2019
Two clinical trial participants—one with β-thalassemia and one with sickle cell disease—appeared to benefit from the gene-editing treatments with minimal side effects, according to the companies.
Synthego: Transforming the energy sector with CRISPR
Synthego: Transforming the energy sector with CRISPR
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 13, 2019
New technology is required to increase bioenergy production. CRISPR may be the answer.
CRISPR-Edited T Cells Used in Cancer Patients for the First Time in the US
CRISPR-Edited T Cells Used in Cancer Patients for the First Time in the US
Emily Makowski | Nov 6, 2019
The initial findings from a small clinical trial of patients with multiple myeloma or sarcoma suggest that gene-edited immunotherapy is safe.
New “Prime Editing” Method Makes Only Single-Stranded DNA Cuts
New “Prime Editing” Method Makes Only Single-Stranded DNA Cuts
Emma Yasinski | Oct 21, 2019
In demonstrations in cell lines, the technique has a similar efficacy to CRISPR-Cas9, but fewer off-target effects.
Deafness Gene <em>GJB2</em> Edited in Human Eggs
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Image of the Day: Poison Tolerance
Image of the Day: Poison Tolerance
Emily Makowski | Oct 3, 2019
Genetically engineered Drosophila withstand toxins common in monarch butterflies’ diet.
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The authors have requested a retraction of a paper that found people with the CCR5 Δ32 variant are more likely to die sooner.