A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

genetics & genomics, funding, cell & molecular biology, clinical trials
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2019
The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes.
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Jan 15, 2019
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally most effective against tumors with more genetic mutations, according to a new study, although the relationship isn’t true for all cancers.
Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science  
Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science  
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 11, 2019
From missing paychecks to delayed grants to canceled travel, federal research is feeling the sting.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 BillionEli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Ashley Yeager | Jan 8, 2019
Loxo focuses on cancer treatments based on tumor genetics, which will contribute to Lilly’s push in the cancer drug space.
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2019
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.
Babies’ Genomes Identify Risks Overlooked by Newborn Screens
Babies’ Genomes Identify Risks Overlooked by Newborn Screens
Abby Olena | Jan 3, 2019
A trial called BabySeq, in which researchers performed genomic sequencing on 159 newborns, identified children susceptible to diseases that regular screening doesn’t look for.
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.