National Cancer Institute, genetics & genomics, ecology
Mouse Mind Control
Mouse Mind Control
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.
Climate Change Speeds Extinctions
Climate Change Speeds Extinctions
Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015
Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.
Looking for Latent HIV
Looking for Latent HIV
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
Study Participants Want to Know
Study Participants Want to Know
Jef Akst | Apr 29, 2015
Most people who participate in research that involves genetic testing prefer to be told if they have mutations that increase their risk of treatable disease, according to a large survey.
Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR
Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 27, 2015
Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites
Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites
Jef Akst | Apr 23, 2015
A twin study suggests that the blood-sucking insects are more attracted to people with certain genes.
Researchers Edit Early Embryos
Researchers Edit Early Embryos
Tracy Vence | Apr 23, 2015
Investigators in China observed extensive off-target effects when applying CRISPR-mediated gene editing in human zygotes.
Viral Protector
Viral Protector
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.