microscope, culture, genetics & genomics
AAUP Champion Dies
AAUP Champion Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2016
Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 
More CRISPR Improvements
More CRISPR Improvements
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, boost the CRISPR/Cas9 system’s gene-editing success rate in short pieces of DNA.
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2016
Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 
Another Role for ApoE?
Another Role for ApoE?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2016
A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
Kerry Grens | Jan 18, 2016
One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Tracy Vence | Jan 11, 2016
The boards of both companies have agreed to a $1.3 billion deal, which is subject to Affymetrix shareholder approval.
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2016
Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.
TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition
TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition
Kerry Grens | Jan 5, 2016
A challenge to the first CRISPR patent just got teeth.
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2016
Three groups of researchers used the gene-editing method to restore a protein deficient in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.