No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention

United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.

United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.

opinion, techniques, culture
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
A super-bright cell-labeling method reveals the intricate wiring that connects neurons in the brain.
Aaron Klug, Developer of Crystallographic Electron Microscopy, Dies
Aaron Klug, Developer of Crystallographic Electron Microscopy, Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 26, 2018
The chemist and biophysicist won a Nobel prize for the development of a technique to probe the structures of nucleotide-protein complexes.
Half the Time, Psychology Results Not Reproducible: Study
Half the Time, Psychology Results Not Reproducible: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 20, 2018
These failures were not due to differences among sample populations.
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2018
Her work changed the discipline by bringing rigorous experimentation to field studies of monkeys and baboons.
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
John D. Loike | Nov 12, 2018
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 9, 2018
The unit of mass will no longer be defined by a lone physical object but instead in terms of a universal constant.