Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment

The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.

The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.

neuroimmunology, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Longevity Clues Tucked in Great White Shark Genome
Longevity Clues Tucked in Great White Shark Genome
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2019
Certain adaptations identified in the fish’s DNA linked to wound healing, cancer protection, and a long life.
Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 19, 2019
Zebrafish detect water movement around them through signals sent to the brain by cells containing tiny hairs.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 18, 2019
A mollusk grows magnetic teeth so tough they can grind down rocks.  
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2019
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Preliminary Results Point to Success of In Vivo Gene Editing
Preliminary Results Point to Success of In Vivo Gene Editing
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 12, 2019
Two studies show signs that the introduced DNA is functioning, but it’s too early to know if patients actually benefit.
UC Berkeley Team to Be Awarded CRISPR Patent
UC Berkeley Team to Be Awarded CRISPR Patent
Kerry Grens | Feb 11, 2019
The group had argued that a patent given to the Broad Institute overlapped with this one.
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 8, 2019
Pancreatic cells associated with cancer resemble celestial bodies as revealed by microscopy.