Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized

The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.

The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.

NIH, genetics & genomics, policy
Zimbabwe&rsquo;s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Zimbabwe’s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Tonderayi Mukeredzi | Sep 12, 2018
The country is the second in Africa to permit cannabis cultivation, but months after approval there’s been little uptake by farmers and no scientific proposals.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Former Head of New York Academy of Sciences, Rodney Nichols, Dies
Former Head of New York Academy of Sciences, Rodney Nichols, Dies
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2018
A vice president of Rockefeller University for more than 20 years, Nichols also advised the White House, the NIH, and other groups.
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.
Theranos Goes Under
Theranos Goes Under
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 5, 2018
The discredited blood-testing company announced its decision to close in a company-wide email.
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting &nbsp;
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 5, 2018
Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Kerry Grens | Sep 5, 2018
Two patients who received Sangamo’s zinc finger–based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production.
Salk Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit to Go to Trial
Salk Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit to Go to Trial
Shawna Williams | Sep 4, 2018
A judge throws out several of researcher Beverly Emerson’s claims, but the case proceeds.