CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
Separate proof-of-concept studies report success against two inherited diseases.
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers

Separate proof-of-concept studies report success against two inherited diseases.

Separate proof-of-concept studies report success against two inherited diseases.

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When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.
Report: Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Report: Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Jef Akst | Oct 8, 2018
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for “unprecedented” changes to prevent the Earth’s atmosphere climbing more than 1.5° C above preindustrial levels.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Shawna Williams | Oct 4, 2018
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
Sports Videos Give Clues to Climate Change
Sports Videos Give Clues to Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2018
Archived footage of cycling races and other events can help ecologists track the timing of plants’ leafing and flowering.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Alzheimer&rsquo;s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.