Modus Operandi
Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor
Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor
Ruth Williams | Nov 30, 2016
Scientists designed a genetic sensor-and-readout system, based on detecting a transcription factor, that performs a custom cellular activity.
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.
 
Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2016
Barcodes of mRNA travel to the cells' axon terminals, offering a sequencing-based approach to neural mapping.
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2016
Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2016
Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.
Protein or Perish
Protein or Perish
Ruth Williams | Aug 31, 2016
A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.
Riboswitch Screen
Riboswitch Screen
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2016
A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.
Sensors for All
Sensors for All
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
A versatile modular strategy for detecting small molecules in eukaryotes
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2016
Tailored combinations of a reporter and a ligand-binding domain allow for sensing just about any molecule of interest.