history, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2016
Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.
Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split
Clock Reset on Denisovan-Neanderthal Split
Kerry Grens | Mar 14, 2016
Nuclear DNA from 430,000-year-old specimens indicates that Neanderthals had already diverged from their ancient-human predecessors.
CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression
CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2016
A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2016
Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2016
Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2016
Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Things That Go Bump
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Spoiler Alert
Spoiler Alert
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Dial It Up, Dial It Down
Dial It Up, Dial It Down
Kelly Rae Chi | Mar 1, 2016
Newer CRISPR tools for manipulating transcription will help unlock noncoding RNA’s many roles.