Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination

Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.

Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.

nucleotides, genetics & genomics
New Lung Cell Identified
New Lung Cell Identified
Abby Olena | Aug 1, 2018
The cell type was discovered via single-cell RNA sequencing of thousands of cells in mouse and human airways and may play a role in cystic fibrosis.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2018
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
Genes Explain About 11 Percent of Differences in Years of Education
Genes Explain About 11 Percent of Differences in Years of Education
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2018
The influence of genetic variants tops that of socioeconomic status.
Studies Unveil Hidden Ties Between Epilepsy Gene and Autism
Studies Unveil Hidden Ties Between Epilepsy Gene and Autism
Jessica Wright | Jul 24, 2018
Scientists are finding patterns in symptoms among a handful of people with mutations in HNRNPU.
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2018
Genetics pioneer Craig Venter is not named as a defendant, but the company he founded alleges that he stole trade secrets.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2018
Accusations that Nazneen Rahman bullied employees at the Institute of Cancer Research in the U.K. stretch back 12 years.
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than IntendedCRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
Ashley Yeager | Jul 16, 2018
The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.
Electric Shock Allows for CRISPR Gene Editing Without a Viral Vector
Electric Shock Allows for CRISPR Gene Editing Without a Viral Vector
Ashley Yeager | Jul 12, 2018
Brief electroporation appears to make T cells more receptive to new genetic material, which could speed the development of immunotherapies.