DNA
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Designer DNA
Designer DNA
Rachel Berkowitz | Oct 1, 2017
Computational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2017
A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.
Infographic: Writing with DNA
Infographic: Writing with DNA
Catherine Offord | Sep 30, 2017
Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.
Image of the Day: It’s Alive
Image of the Day: It’s Alive
The Scientist Staff | Sep 14, 2017
New microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin—the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA—is not as dense as scientists once thought.
Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire
Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire
Shawna Williams | Sep 12, 2017
Defense attorneys allege New York City used “unreliable” methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA
Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Aug 31, 2017
To expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.
Custom-Made Molecules
Custom-Made Molecules
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2017
A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Catherine Offord | Aug 11, 2017
Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.