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.

culture, evolution, cancer, clinical trials
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.
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.
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Gene Editing Reduces Monkeys’ Cholesterol
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2018
The results could lead to a treatment to lower cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
The British Phycological Society declares the winners of a photography contest for images of algae.
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.
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2018
The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.
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.
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Cardiac Cell Transplants Help Monkeys’ Hearts
Ashley Yeager | Jul 2, 2018
The organ’s blood-pumping capacity improved with the infusion of cells, a study shows.