genetics
Scientists Reverse Their Controversial Findings of CRISPR's Off-Target Effects
Scientists Reverse Their Controversial Findings of CRISPR's Off-Target Effects
Diana Kwon | Mar 28, 2018
Last year, researchers claimed the gene-editing method had accuracy issues, but a new whole-genome sequencing analysis by the same team finds otherwise.
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 22, 2018
DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.
New Enzyme Makes CRISPR More Powerful
New Enzyme Makes CRISPR More Powerful
Shawna Williams | Mar 2, 2018
xCas9 enables more precisely targeted gene editing.
13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals Stories of Human History
13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals Stories of Human History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 2, 2018
Crowdsourced data from Geni.com, which includes the actor Kevin Bacon, answers questions about marriage, migration, and more.
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.
A Systematic Approach to Finding Unannotated Proteins
A Systematic Approach to Finding Unannotated Proteins
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
A study suggests that there is more to the eukaryotic genome than was previously suspected.
Immunity May Make CRISPR-Based Therapies Ineffective
Immunity May Make CRISPR-Based Therapies Ineffective
Jim Daley | Jan 10, 2018
Researchers identify antibodies for two commonly used Cas9 proteins in human blood. Investors take notice.
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2017
Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.
CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials
CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials
Diana Kwon | Dec 14, 2017
The first industry-sponsored CRISPR therapy is slated to be tested in humans in 2018.
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 8, 2017
A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct.