Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board
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?
Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board

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?

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?

DNA evidence, culture, evolution
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?
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Clinical trials that target human endogenous retroviruses to treat multiple sclerosis, ALS, and other ailments are underway, but many questions remain about how these sequences may disrupt our biology.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Anthony King | Dec 17, 2018
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2018
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2018
A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
Book Excerpt from Gene Machine
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 5, 2018
In Chapter 13, “The Final Assault,” author Venki Ramakrishnan relays the moment when he and collaborators finally solved the structure of a ribosomal subunit.
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2018
The exaggerated horns and elongated forelegs of male flower beetles, which use these appendages as weapons in combat for females, do not slow down the insects in a race.