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Targeting the Noncoding Genome with CRISPR
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 29, 2016
Two independent groups demonstrate the utility of CRISPR-based techniques to identify regulatory elements that govern disease-linked genes.
In Southern Africa, Human Genetics Tied to Environment
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2016
Ancestries of nearly two dozen indigenous groups in the region reveal a close link between the genetic clustering of populations and the Kalahari Desert’s ecogeography.
Largest Human Genetic Variation Repository Yet
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 17, 2016
An open-access catalog of tens of thousands of human exome sequences highlights the power of a very large genomic dataset in pinpointing genes linked to rare diseases.
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Tanya Lewis | May 19, 2016
The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.
Finding Enhancers with CRISPR
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 11, 2016
Researchers use CRISPR/Cas9 to screen for noncoding elements in the human genome.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in
is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.
The Evolving Face of Obesity
Staff | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are striving to understand exactly what has made the global population get so fat so fast.
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Kerry Grens | Oct 21, 2015
The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.
Epigenetic Marks Tied to Homosexuality
Kerry Grens | Oct 8, 2015
In a small study of male twins, nine methylation sites helped researchers predict a person’s sexual orientation.