Taming the Transposon Hordes
Taming the Transposon Hordes
Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.
Taming the Transposon Hordes
Taming the Transposon Hordes

Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.

Researchers repurpose the CRISPR machinery to turn whole classes of transposable elements on or off.

Modus Operandi
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Acoustic forces can be used to differentiate adherent from non-adherent cells.
Infographic: Shaken Loose
Infographic: Shaken Loose
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
How acoustic waves let researchers measure whether, and how firmly, cells are bound to a substrate
Retina Recordings Reinvented
Retina Recordings Reinvented
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2018
Ultraflexible mesh electrodes monitor the intact, functioning eyes of awake animals.
Infographic: Behind Mouse Eyes
Infographic: Behind Mouse Eyes
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2018
A mesh records retinal cells’ firings in live animals.
Visualizing Gene Expression in Individual Cells in Thick Tissues
Visualizing Gene Expression in Individual Cells in Thick Tissues
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2018
STARmap enables simultaneous analysis of multiple RNAs in intact, bulky samples.
Infographic: Visualizing Gene Expression
Infographic: Visualizing Gene Expression
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2018
STARmap reveals expression levels of multiple genes within thick tissue sections.
Putting Exosomes to Work
Putting Exosomes to Work
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2018
Researchers identify a handy tool for tinkering with the versatile vesicles.
Infographic: Directing Exosome Traffic
Infographic: Directing Exosome Traffic
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2018
Researchers harness a protein to send cargo-carrying exosomes to mouse muscles.
Ready, Set, Glow
Ready, Set, Glow
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2018
Tagging proteins with GFP-grabbing nanobodies enables instant tracking of the proteins’ dynamics in live cells.