No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention

United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.

United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.

genetics and genomics, neuroscience, genetics & genomics
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 27, 2018
The college has opened an investigation into Michael Deem’s involvement.
Industry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study ShowsIndustry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study Shows
Industry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study Shows
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 27, 2018
Scrutinizing a company’s study on a widely used pesticide, chlorpyrifos, academic researchers find shortcomings in analyses and public disclosures of results.
Zapping the Olfactory Bulb Produces Phantom Smells
Zapping the Olfactory Bulb Produces Phantom Smells
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2018
Researchers envision a cochlear implant–like device for the nose to give people with impaired olfaction a sense of smell.
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
Originally intended for basic neuroscience research, the drugs were ultimately hijacked for illicit recreational use.
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
A super-bright cell-labeling method reveals the intricate wiring that connects neurons in the brain.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2018
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.