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Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses.
EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2018
Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 14, 2017
Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases.
CRISPR Chain Reaction
Jenny Rood | Mar 19, 2015
A powerful new CRISPR/Cas9 tool can be used to produce homozygous mutations within a generation, but scientists call for caution.
Lords of the Fly, circa 1910
Dan Cossins | Sep 1, 2013
In a cramped lab overflowing with fruit flies, Thomas Hunt Morgan and his protégés made the discoveries that laid the foundations of modern genetics.
Fewer Mutations in Tumor Mitochondria
Hayley Dunning | Jun 7, 2012
Contrary to existing dogma, colon cancer cell mitochondria carry fewer mutations than mitochondria of normal body cells.
Haploid Stem Cells
Tia Ghose | Sep 7, 2011
Mouse embryonic stem cells that contain half the usual number of chromosomes could be used to untangle gene pathways.