Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
A study on yeast illuminates how insertions may occur.
Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks
Infographic: How Stray DNA Can Land in Double-Strand Breaks

A study on yeast illuminates how insertions may occur.

A study on yeast illuminates how insertions may occur.

genetics & genomics
Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2019
The Duke University professor studies the parasite to find a way to thwart infection before it takes hold.
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2019
After the controversy of a Chinese scientist who was involved in editing the genomes of twin girls, the country puts forth tighter guidelines.
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2019
Genes inserted into the yeast genome produce the compounds CBD and THC in the microbes.
Four Sets of Mice Call Popular Autism Theory into Question
Four Sets of Mice Call Popular Autism Theory into Question
Sarah DeWeerdt | Feb 26, 2019
Signaling imbalance, driven by too much excitatory activity, may be a consequence of whatever brain changes lead to autism rather than a cause of the condition.
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 26, 2019
This could account for some reproducibility problems in cell line research, according to the authors of a comprehensive analysis of HeLa variants.
Image of the Day: In the Eye of a Fly
Image of the Day: In the Eye of a Fly
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 26, 2019
A missing microRNA leads to degenerating neurons and blindness in a fruit fly.
CRISPR Babies Trial May Have Been Government Funded
CRISPR Babies Trial May Have Been Government Funded
Shawna Williams | Feb 25, 2019
Documents about the experiment challenge a Chinese government investigation’s finding that He Jiankui mostly acted alone.
DNA’s Coding Power Doubled
DNA’s Coding Power Doubled
Ruth Williams | Feb 21, 2019
All life on Earth uses a genetic code based on four nucleotides. Now, scientists have created one with eight.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.