Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Researchers report they’ve found a way to restore immune function in infants with one form of “bubble boy disease.”
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Researchers report they’ve found a way to restore immune function in infants with one form of “bubble boy disease.”

Researchers report they’ve found a way to restore immune function in infants with one form of “bubble boy disease.”

Neurobiology of Aging, culture, genetics & genomics
Astronaut Study Shows Some Lasting Changes from Time in Space
Astronaut Study Shows Some Lasting Changes from Time in Space
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2019
Scott Kelly’s physiology, gene activity, and mental performance changed after time aboard the International Space Station, but mostly returned to normal once back on Earth.
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established C. elegans as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Breast cancer researcher and oncologist Nancy Davidson discusses what we’ve learned from the first wave of epigenetic trials for breast cancer, and what challenges lie ahead before such therapies reach the clinic.
Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
Emma Yasinski | Apr 2, 2019
A small study finds that the tiny extracellular vesicles from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have RNA content distinct from patients with cirrhosis only.
Image of the Day: High Contrast
Image of the Day: High Contrast
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 2, 2019
Of the Hemiptera bugs, milkweed-chomping Oncopeltus fasciatus have hung onto more smell and taste receptors than their liquid-guzzling relatives.
Q&A: A 10,000-Genome Milestone for Shared Pediatric Cancer Data  
Q&A: A 10,000-Genome Milestone for Shared Pediatric Cancer Data  
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019
Computational biologist Jinghui Zhang of St. Jude realized scientists could work more efficiently with tools and genomic data shared on the cloud.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
A Review of <em>Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales</em>
A Review of Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019
This posthumously published collection of essays by Oliver Sacks further cements the neurologist’s place in the pantheon of science writers.