lysosomes, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
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.
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.
Citrus History
Citrus History
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.
Cancer Sequencing Controls
Cancer Sequencing Controls
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2015
Comparing a patient’s tumor DNA sequence with that of her normal tissue can improve researchers’ identification of disease-associated mutations.