National Cancer Institute, genetics & genomics, ecology
<em>BRCA</em> Mutations Mapped
BRCA Mutations Mapped
Tracy Vence | Apr 8, 2015
In a large study, researchers find evidence to suggest that the type and location of a woman’s BRCA1/2 mutations may affect her cancer risk.
CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing
CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing
Kerry Grens | Apr 6, 2015
Researchers apply the genome-editing technology to alter histones at distant gene enhancers, controlling gene expression.
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Bob Grant | Apr 6, 2015
The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.
Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
The “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2015
A smaller Cas9 protein enables in vivo genome engineering via viral vectors.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
Contributors
Contributors
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.
To Each His Own
To Each His Own
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2015
Cancer treatment becomes more and more personal.
Two-Faced RNAs
Two-Faced RNAs
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2015
The same microRNAs can have opposing roles in cancer.
Cancer Kismet
Cancer Kismet
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.