Taming the Transposon Hordes
Taming the Transposon Hordes
Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.
Taming the Transposon Hordes
Taming the Transposon Hordes

Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.

Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.

CRISPR
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2019
2018 closed with hubbub surrounding the purported birth of babies whose genomes had been edited using CRISPR. What will 2019 hold for CRISPR’s use in humans?
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 21, 2018
From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2018
Since He Jiankui presented his results at last week’s gene editing summit, researchers have raised concerns about his protocol, calling the procedure “amateurish” and “unconscionable.”
Hindsight
Hindsight
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2018
Looking back at a year filled with discoveries and challenges.
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
2018 Top 10 Innovations
2018 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Biology happens on many levels, from ecosystems to electron transport chains. These tools may help spur discoveries at all of life's scales.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 28, 2018
He Jiankui, who reportedly edited the genomes of two babies already, broke the news at a conference in Hong Kong.