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Advances in Genome Editing
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2016
Researchers develop a CRISPR-based technique that efficiently corrects point mutations without cleaving DNA.
New Way to Edit Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers develop a more-efficient method for rewriting DNA that could hold therapeutic value for HIV and other diseases.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 1, 2015
How do we age, and can we slow it down?
How We Age
Staff | Mar 1, 2015
From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.
Andrei Seluanov, Michael Van Meter, Vera Gorbunova | Mar 1, 2015
These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.
Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist
Abby Olena | Apr 1, 2014
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Age: 40
Brain Activity Breaks DNA
Sabrina Richards | Mar 24, 2013
Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.
Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last
Kate Yandell | Feb 13, 2013
As reproductive tissues age, DNA repair mechanisms become less efficient, causing genomic damage to accumulate.
Virus Monopolizes Host’s Repairmen
Ed Yong | Nov 29, 2012
Human cytomegalovirus fixes its broken DNA by exclusively co-opting its host’s repair proteins.