New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Could Evade Antibodies
New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Could Evade Antibodies
A preprint casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness in light of certain mutations in the 501Y.V2 variant that emerged from South Africa.
New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Could Evade Antibodies
New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Could Evade Antibodies

A preprint casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness in light of certain mutations in the 501Y.V2 variant that emerged from South Africa.

A preprint casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness in light of certain mutations in the 501Y.V2 variant that emerged from South Africa.

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Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Abby Olena | Jan 14, 2021
Whole-genome sequencing reveals a wide range of UV-induced DNA changes in human skin cells, and lighter skin collects more mutations, sometimes to “sky high” levels.
Identical Twins Accumulate Genetic Differences in the Womb
Identical Twins Accumulate Genetic Differences in the Womb
Catherine Offord | Jan 7, 2021
DNA replication errors during cell division cause monozygotic twins to diverge from each other even during the earliest stages of development, a new study finds.
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
Amanda Heidt | Jun 26, 2020
Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.
Relatively Stable SARS-CoV-2 Genome Is Good News for a Vaccine
Relatively Stable SARS-CoV-2 Genome Is Good News for a Vaccine
Amy Schleunes | Mar 25, 2020
The small number of genetic differences between the original strain of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan and those currently circulating in the US population indicates that a vaccine may likely offer lasting immunity.
Human Mutation Rates Steady Across Groups—Except in the Amish
Human Mutation Rates Steady Across Groups—Except in the Amish
Abby Olena | Jan 29, 2020
Researchers determined that the incidence of new genetic mutations is comparable in people of different ancestries, but lower in Amish people.
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Abby Olena | Nov 7, 2019
Colorectal tumor cells limit their DNA repair in response to a targeted therapy, giving them a greater chance to develop resistance to the drug.
Image of the Day: Cellular Breakdown
Image of the Day: Cellular Breakdown
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 31, 2019
Autophagy may keep cell division in check to help protect against cancer-causing DNA damage.
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 24, 2019
Genetic mutations create lab mice with unusually long and short tails.
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 30, 2018
The disease is caused by mutations in a single gene. Can gene editing fix the problem?