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Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos.
Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics Discussions
Françoise Baylis | Oct 10, 2017
Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
Technique Adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutation in Human Embryos
Catherine Offord | Sep 28, 2017
Researchers use base-editing to swap out an erroneous nucleotide responsible for a potentially life-threatening blood disorder.
CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 20, 2017
OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.
Image of the Day: A Heart is Born
Staff | Aug 28, 2017
To track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2017
The embryos, whose genes were altered by CRISPR, were not intended for implantation.
Image of the Day: Embryonic Ripples
Staff | Jul 26, 2017
This fluttering clump of colorful cells is a zebrafish embryo, visualized by many stacked images.
RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons
Shawna Williams | Jun 30, 2017
Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.