fluorescent labels, evolution, genetics & genomics
Vision Helped Ancestral Fish Adapt to Life on Land
Vision Helped Ancestral Fish Adapt to Life on Land
Diana Kwon | Mar 8, 2017
“Buena vista” hypothesis suggests that changes in the sizes of eyes, rather than a shift from fins to limbs, led fish to transition to land more than 300 million years ago.  
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2017
Nearly 20,000 lncRNAs identified in human cells may play some role in cellular activities.
A Selection of CRISPR Proof-of-Principle Studies
A Selection of CRISPR Proof-of-Principle Studies
Kelly Rae Chi | Mar 1, 2017
Advice on how to deploy the latest techniques in your own lab
Massively Parallel Perturbations
Massively Parallel Perturbations
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2017
Scientists combine CRISPR gene editing with single-cell sequencing for genotype-phenotype screens.
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.
Infographic: Single-Cell CRISPR Screens
Infographic: Single-Cell CRISPR Screens
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2017
See how two new methods track responses to unique genetic manipulations in numerous individual cells in parallel.
How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction
How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2017
Scientists identify the genes responsible for bacteria-controlled sterility in arthropods.
Smallest Cas9 Ortholog Reported
Smallest Cas9 Ortholog Reported
Tracy Vence | Feb 23, 2017
Researchers demonstrate the delivery of AAV-packaged CRISPR-CjCas9 into the muscles and eyes of mice.
An Aging-Related Effect on the Circadian Clock
An Aging-Related Effect on the Circadian Clock
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 21, 2017
Stress-related genes may be preferentially and rhythmically expressed as part of the circadian rhythms of older fruit flies, researchers report.  
Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?
Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 21, 2017
Harvard geneticist George Church says that he will likely be able to create a hybrid wooly mammoth-elephant embryo in the near future.