Lost Colony, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
<em>TS</em> Picks: May 7, 2015
TS Picks: May 7, 2015
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2015
Genetics & genomics edition
Mouse Mind Control
Mouse Mind Control
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.
Looking for Latent HIV
Looking for Latent HIV
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
Study Participants Want to Know
Study Participants Want to Know
Jef Akst | Apr 29, 2015
Most people who participate in research that involves genetic testing prefer to be told if they have mutations that increase their risk of treatable disease, according to a large survey.
Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR
Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 27, 2015
Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.
Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites
Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites
Jef Akst | Apr 23, 2015
A twin study suggests that the blood-sucking insects are more attracted to people with certain genes.
Researchers Edit Early Embryos
Researchers Edit Early Embryos
Tracy Vence | Apr 23, 2015
Investigators in China observed extensive off-target effects when applying CRISPR-mediated gene editing in human zygotes.
Viral Protector
Viral Protector
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
Kerry Grens | Apr 20, 2015
Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.