ecology, microbiology, genetics & genomics
Infographic: Examining Open Chromatin
Infographic: Examining Open Chromatin
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2016
See how researchers visualize regions of active genes.
Infographic: Keeping RNA Structures in Line
Infographic: Keeping RNA Structures in Line
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2016
Scientists find fewer RNA G-quadruplexes in vivo than in vitro.
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2016
The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 widely used in genome editing.
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2016
Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.
Exome Study Reveals Novel Disease-Linked Alleles
Exome Study Reveals Novel Disease-Linked Alleles
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 22, 2016
By combining whole-exome sequencing data with longitudinal electronic health record information for 50,000 individuals, researchers have identified novel disease associations.
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
Kerry Grens | Dec 22, 2016
A metagenomics analysis finds Cas9 in archaea for the first time, along with two previously unknown Cas nucleases from bacteria.
New Species of 2016
New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
From a new Tyrannosaurus and many other dinosaurs to all of the living species named this year, researchers continue to chip away at the planet’s unknown biodiversity.
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A look at some of the species named this year
Keeping CRISPR in Check
Keeping CRISPR in Check
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 14, 2016
In bacteriophage genomes, researchers find three anti-CRISPR proteins that naturally inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 in one bacterial species and can do the same in human cells. 
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Signs of Donor Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2016
iPSCs created through the reprogramming of human somatic cells retain genomic marks of the donor’s age.